Cathay Pacific’s new direct service connecting Hong Kong with Seattle.

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Cathay Pacific
Date Posted: 27/07/2018

Cathay Pacific is set to commence a brand new, direct service to Seattle on the 31 March 2019, becoming the first Asian based carrier to connect Hong Kong with the fastest growing, tech-savvy west coast American State, Seattle.

Seattle is one of the most popular travel destinations within the United States. The city offers a huge range of things to see and do from admiring the picturesque views from the newly refurbished Seattle Space Needle, to wondering around Pike Place Market on the waterfront of Puget Sound. There is great demand in Seattle when it comes to commercial business with various large corporations calling Seattle home such as Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft and also the Boeing Company.

In a very un-Seattle like thing to do, Cathay Pacific is flying their new state of the art Airbus A350-900 aircraft, re-enforcing the airlines expansion strategy to connect to new destinations not otherwise serviced from the airlines hub, Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the most innovative cities in Asia.

In a very un-Seattle like thing to do, Cathay Pacific is flying their new state of the art Airbus A350-900 aircraft, re-enforcing the airlines expansion strategy to connect to new destinations not otherwise serviced from the airlines hub, Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the most innovative cities in Asia.

Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-900 is configured into a three-class configuration offering their passengers a choice of the luxurious business class cabin, the spacious premium economy cabin and the extremely comfortable economy class cabin.

Business class is configured into a 1-2-1 layout, offering all passengers direct aisle access, so there is no need to climb over anyone to go to the restroom during your flight. Each seat is designed so they are angled and face away from the aisle, improving each passenger’s privacy. The new business class suites offer an immense amount of storage space. The seat is capable of transforming into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. The new suites are designed in partnership with Studio F.A Porsche, renowned for its excellence in ergonomics, comfort and function.

Premium economy incorporates various features to make your journey a more comfortable one, with dimmable personal reading lights, slide out cocktail table and plenty of storage space. The premium economy cabin is configured into a 2-4-2 layout, seating up to a maximum of 28 passengers.

Economy class is configured into a 3-3-3 layout, with 214 seats. Each seat has generous amount of legroom, a personal in seat entertainment screen, convenient tray tables, storage pockets and an ever so practice tablet holder. The large windows on the A350 allow for more light to enter the cabin and create a sense of space and a fresh, comfortable feeling.

The Cathay Pacific Group is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth with nine new travel destinations having already been announced, set to launch this year. “We have developed a significant presence in the United States and the launch of Seattle not only reaffirms our commitment to the important North American market but also to strengthening Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s largest international aviation hub.” Said Cathay Pacific CEO, Rupert Hogg.

The Cathay Pacific Group is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth with nine new travel destinations having already been announced, set to launch this year. “We have developed a significant presence in the United States and the launch of Seattle not only reaffirms our commitment to the important North American market but also to strengthening Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s largest international aviation hub.” Said Cathay Pacific CEO, Rupert Hogg.

This new service will operate four times each week, becoming the eighth United States gateway destination and its tenth destination in North America. Currently Cathay Pacific services the following US destinations; Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), New York (Newark), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. Flights to Washington DC will commence on the 15 September 2018.

The carriers A350-900 aircraft is one of the most quietest and most environmentally friendly aircraft in the sky and are equipped with comfortable seating, an enhanced inflight entertainment system and wifi connectivity across all travel classes.

Tourism is a strong market in Seattle it’s often referred to as ‘the emerald city’ for its lush greenery landscapes. Travellers which enjoy the outdoors will find so much to do, from breathtaking hiking trails leading to some amazing views overlooking Puget Sound, Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. You can’t forget the iconic Space Needle which makes the Seattle cityscape and skyline often seen in movies, the view from the top of the tower is just incredible.

There are various quality dining options scattered throughout the whole city from fresh seafood from Pike Place Market in the heart of Downtown Seattle. There are various family orientated travel destinations such as the Woodland Park Zoo, the Seattle Aquarium, the Children’s Museum and the cities famous Museum of Flight and the Boeing Factory all providing great fun filed days for all the family members. The Boeing Factory Tour is a must for anyone!

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