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Cathay Pacific Offers More Choice And Flexibility For New York-Area Travel With Launch Of Newark Service

Newark Marks Airline's Fifth Daily Departure from Tri-state Area

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday launched a new daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong with a first flight celebration that included a lion dance and traditional roast pig cutting ceremony.

Russ Fortson, manager customer service & product development, Cathay Pacific Airways, Eric Saywack, airport station manager, Cathay Pacific Airways, Sebastien Granier, sales director, Eastern USA, Cathay Pacific Airways, Tom Owen, senior VP, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways and Eric Odone, vice president sales & marketing, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways attend Cathay Pacific Airways Launches A New Daily Non-Stop Service Between Newark Liberty International Airport And Hong Kong on March 1, 2014 in Newark. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Cathay Pacific Airways)

The new service complements Cathay Pacific's current four-times-daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The launch of the Newark service provides more convenience and greater flexibility for passengers traveling to and from the New York metropolitan area.

The Newark service is operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring Cathay Pacific's new cabin products, including the awarding-winning Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new Economy Class seats. Together with the special service provided by Cathay Pacific's cabin crew, named the "World's Best Cabin Staff" by Skytrax, and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system in all classes, passengers are provided with the best experience when they travel between Hong Kong and Newark.

Cathay Pacific Senior Vice President, Americas, Tom Owen said, "The introduction of Cathay Pacific's Newark to Hong Kong service demonstrates our commitment to the New York Metropolitan area, which has been instrumental in the development of our North American operations.  We are dedicated to offering even more choice and flexibility for Tri-state residents, and we constantly raise the bar on our passengers' experience through impeccable service, superior in-flight amenities and products."

Newark is Cathay Pacific's fifth gateway in the United States, and seventh in North America. The airline currently serves Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver.

The flight schedule for Cathay Pacific's Newark (EWR) service, is as follows (all times local and subject to change):  

Standard time:

Flight no

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of operation

CX899

EWR

HKG

0110/0600 +1 day

Daily

CX890

HKG

EWR

1820/2100

Daily

Daylight saving time:

Flight no

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of operation

CX899

EWR

HKG

0150/0540 +1 day

Daily

CX890

HKG

EWR

1820/2200

Daily

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), and San Francisco. More information, including current fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline's website at cathaypacific.com/us, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus, or Twitter handle @CathayPacificUS. For North American reservations, dial toll-free: 1-888-678-9978.

Cathay Pacific Airways was awarded the "World's Best Cabin Staff" and "Best Transpacific Airline" honors in the 2013 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™ programme, with more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world voting for their favourite travel experiences.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/NY74873

SOURCE Cathay Pacific Airways

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