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Cathay Pacific Airways expands its presence in the US with New York Newark service
On 1 March, New York Newark Airport celebrated the launch of Cathay Pacific Airways’ daily services to Hong Kong with a lion dance and a traditional roast pig cutting ceremony. On hand to cut the celebratory ribbon were Cathay Pacific’s (left to right): Russ Fortson, Manager Product Development; Eric Saywack, Station Manager; Sebastien Granier, Sales Director Eastern USA; Tom Owen, senior VP Americas; and Eric Odone, VP Sales and Marketing Americas. See below a full video-coverage of Cathay Pacific’s lion dance.
Cathay Pacific Airways, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, expanded its presence in the US, with a new service from its Hong Kong (HKG) base to New York Newark (EWR) on 1 March. The 12,971-kilometre sector will be served daily, utilising the airline’s 340-seat 777-300s. The oneworld member’s new service will face direct competition from United Airlines’ daily flights. Cathay Pacific is also serving New York JFK with thrice-daily flights from Hong Kong since 1996.