Cathay Pacific launches new route from Hong Kong to Chicago O’Hare

Scott Mowrer, Cathay Pacific’s SVP Americas, and Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino celebrated Cathay Pacific’s fourth route to the US, serving Chicago O’Hare.

  • Cathay Pacific has launched its fourth route to the United States, following flights to New York JFK, Los Angeles and San Francisco. On 1 September, the oneworld airline began flying between its Hong Kong (HKG) hub and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) where the daily flights connect with its alliance partner American Airlines. Cathay Pacific already serves Chicago with all-cargo services since 1996. The new passenger flights are operated with 297-seat 777-300ER aircraft, competing with United’s also daily flights on the same route. The first operations in each direction both achieved load factors in excess of 95%. Scott Mowrer, Cathay Pacific’s SVP Americas, said: “While this is our first passenger flight to the city, we know the way back to Hong Kong better than any other airline. Once there, there’s a whole lot of world we can fly you to, including mainland China, where Chicago has so many established and growing ties.”

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