Cathay Pacific Airways launched flights between Hong Kong and Seattle-Tacoma on 31 March. The airline will operate the 10,440-kilometre sector four times weekly using its A350-900s. The route was last flown by Delta Air Lines, with OAG Schedules Analyser data showing that it ended flights on the airport pair on 2 October 2018.
- Cathay Pacific Airways launched flights between Hong Kong (HKG) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) on 31 March. The oneworld member replaces the void on the 10,440-kilometre airport pair that was left by Delta Air Lines, with the SkyTeam member having ended its service between the two airports on 2 October 2018 according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Cathay Pacific will operate the route four times weekly using its A350-900s. Seattle becomes the carrier’s eighth destination in the US, with it already serving Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York’s Newark and JFK (via Vancouver), San Francisco and Washington Dulles in the country. During the first nine months of 2018, Cathay Pacific transported 1.65 million passengers between the US and Hong Kong according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), with this representing a 2.0% decrease in traffic over the same nine-month period of 2017.