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Seattle Grows International Route Network with Three New Routes and Two New Airlines

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the 8th busiest airport in the United States, just got a little busier as it inaugurated three new routes over a 24 hour period this past weekend. Seeing a combination of new routes and new airlines during the International Air Transport Association's change of season, Seattle further established itself as the U.S. Pacific Northwest's primary gateway to Asia with the most routes in the region to the Far East than any other airport. Japan Airlines' Service to…

Seattle Prepares for New Asia Routes in Upcoming Week

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, commonly shortened to SeaTac, is in for a busy week as three airlines will begin new service from Seattle to points east, growing the airport’s route network to Asia. Already connected to the Far East via a number of international carriers, Seattle will see a combination of…

Cathay Pacific Attempts to Acquire Low-Cost Carrier

In response to the rumors of Cathay Pacific buying a stake in Hong Kong Express, the airline revealed the potential takeover bid for the low-cost carrier. The airline is “in active discussion about an acquisition involving Hong Kong Express.” But the airline added, “no agreement for the acquisition has been…

Cathay Pacific Begins Washington Dulles Service with A350-1000

Cathay Pacific launched its longest route to date on Saturday to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The flight was a major milestone for both the airline and airport, as Cathay inaugurated its first long-haul flight on its brand-new Airbus A350-1000XWB and Dulles saw a new international carrier grace its…

Aviation History Preserved: World’s First Boeing 777 Arrives at Pima…

Arizona is a popular destination for retirees due to its consistent hot temperatures and idyllic, picturesque scenery. However, the latest retiree to change its residency to Arizona wouldn't be a 65-year old senior citizen, but rather a Boeing 777-200 aircraft as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced on Monday that it…

Qantas Announces Newest Destination for Its Dreamliners

Australian flag carrier Qantas has announced that the newest destination for its newest airplane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will be Hong Kong. Already flying the aircraft on some of the airline’s longest routes including the Melbourne to Los Angeles route and the historic Perth to London route, the aircraft has…

Cathay Pacific Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-1000

Cathay Pacific took delivery this morning of its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. The Hong Kong-based airline is just the second airline to receive the new fuel-efficient airliner, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, following Qatar Airways, which took delivery of the aircraft in February…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Oasis Hong Kong

Despite the increasing demand of flights to Asia and the overall positive view on new low-cost carriers appearing in the Asian market, Hong Kong was one city that on the outside of that trend, as its airport struggled to attract new low-cost airlines to make Hong Kong a hub or…

Cathay Pacific Racks Up First Back-To-Back Loss In 71 Years

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced a loss of $1.45 billion HKD ($185 million USD), nearly triple the $525 million HKD ($66.9 million USD) loss reported a year ago. This loss signifies the airline's first back-to-back loss in 71 years, mainly due to intense competition and overcapacity in the region. Cathay…

Cathay Pacific Adds Second South African Destination

Starting November 2018, Cathay Pacific will launch seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) from Hong Kong. The new flight will be flown by Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A350-1000 three times a week, and will be the first non-stop flight between Cape Town and Asia in over six…