Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will begin a four-times-weekly nonstop service from Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. to Hong Kong on September 16, 2018, the company said.
It will be the longest nonstop air route to both Hong Kong and the Washington, D.C. region, and the longest flight in Cathay Pacific´s global network, at 7,085 nautical miles (8,153 miles). This service will bring Cathay Pacific´s first Airbus A350-1000 to the region (the airline´s A350-900 began service to San Francisco and Newark on October 28, 2017).
Washington, D.C. will become Cathay Pacific´s seventh passenger service gateway in the US and ninth in North America. The airline, which launched nonstop service from North America in 1983, flies to Hong Kong and beyond over 100 times per week from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, New York (JFK), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. This is the latest gateway for Cathay Pacific in the Americas since its launch of nonstop service from Boston to Hong Kong in 2015–upgraded from a four-times-weekly to a daily operation in March 2017.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers over 100 flights per week to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from six cities in the USA and two in Canada: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto. For more information, including current fares and availability, visit cathaypacific.com/us.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates the US Capital Region´s gateways to the nation and the world, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, as well as the Dulles Airport Access Highway, the Dulles Toll Road and construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail public transit system through northern Virginia. More than 45 million passengers a year pass through the two airports.