13 December, 2018

Going daily to Seattle says Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong's hometown airline Cathay Pacific announced recently that its forthcoming non-stop service to Seattle will go daily from summer 2019, further strengthening the only direct link between Hong Kong and the bustling city on the west coast of the United States. 

The route to be launched on 31st March next year as a four-times a week operation, the airline is upping frequency from 1st July 2019 to meet thriving demand. The additional services are scheduled to depart Hong Kong on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; returning the following day from Seattle.

Flown by the airline’s technologically-advanced Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the Seattle route is Cathay Pacific’s eighth to the United States and follows existing services to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), New York (Newark), San Francisco and Washington DC.  

 Change for Good raised almost HK$12 million in 2017

Earlier this month the Cathay Pacific Group and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) announced that a total of HK$11.7 million was raised from the Change for Good inflight fundraising programme in 2017. Since its launch in 1991, the programme has successfully converted spare change from Cathay Pacific passengers into supplies and services to improve the lives of vulnerable children worldwide.

Of the total donation in 2017, Cathay Pacific has designated HK$2.73 million to support UNICEF’s Schools for Asia programme in Myanmar and India. The thematic programme, which aligns with one of the airline’s key community engagement endeavours of promoting youth development, aims to provide quality and sustainable learning for children. There is a particular focus on disadvantaged children who are less likely to receive education because of their gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic location or economic circumstance.
.(Photos Cathay Pacific)