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Cathay Pacific has announced that it will increase the frequency of its summer service to Toronto with the addition of four weekly flights commencing June 24, 2017, underscoring the importance the airline places on the Canadian market.
The announcement, which will see Cathay Pacific operate a twice-daily non-stop service from Hong Kong to Canada’s most populous city, will provide passengers with greater travel options and improved connectivity–and comes on the back of successful summer frequency increases to Toronto by the airline over the past two years.
Since launching flights to Toronto in June 1994, Cathay Pacific has seen growing demand to and from the city, especially during the peak holiday period. In line with the current 10-times-weekly service, the additional flights, which will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, will provide passengers with a superior experience across all classes, enabling the airline to live up to its brand promise of a “life well-travelled.”
“Toronto is a growing destination for us, and with summer being a popular period for families to spend important time together, we are delighted to be able to offer our customers with more options and flexibility through these additional services,” said Cathay Pacific director corporate development and IT Paul Loo. “Cathay Pacific is wholly committed to the Canadian market and we are continually looking at ways in which we can increase our reach within the country.”
The extra four services, which will continue until Sept. 4, will depart from Hong Kong at 10:35, arriving in Toronto at 13:55 (1:55) local time the same day; return flights depart Toronto later in the afternoon, arriving in Hong Kong the following evening.
In addition to Toronto, Cathay Pacific currently flies twice-daily flights to Vancouver from its Hong Kong hub, but will increase this service to 17 flights a week from March 28. Furthermore, the airline recently announced a codeshare agreement with Air Canada, enabling Cathay Pacific passengers to book domestic flights on Canada’s national carrier to major cities across the country.
In total, Cathay Pacific operates 108 scheduled passenger flights to North America weekly, including 24 flights per week to Toronto and Vancouver in Canada and 84 flights per week to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City (JFK and Newark) and San Francisco in the United States.
Details of the new double daily Toronto service effective June 24 to Sept. 4, 2017, are as follows (all times local):