Washington-Dulles: new Cathay Pacific service to Hong Kong
Served by A-350/1000 airplane
Washington-Dulles International Airport celebrated the launch of Cathay Pacific’s non-stop service between the Washington, DC, region and Hong Kong with foreign, state and local officials this morning. The flight, which began operations on September 15 with Cathay Pacific’s all-new A-350/1000 airplane, is the longest non-stop route from both Dulles International and Hong Kong International, and the longest flight in Cathay Pacific’s global network, at 8,153 miles. Dulles International is Cathay Pacific’s seventh passenger service gateway in the US and ninth in North America. Hong Kong is Dulles International’s fifth destination in Asia, following Beijing, New Delhi, Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo. Cathay Pacific’s extra wide-body, twin-aisle A-350/1000s carry a total of 334 passengers in a three class configuration. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, the A-350/1000 also has considerable freight capacity, providing businesses and manufacturers in the region direct access to the world’s largest cargo hub.
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