Cathay Pacific celebrates 30 years of flying to Canada

30 years of non-stop service between Vancouver and Hong Kong 
VANCOUVER, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - On May 1, 2013, Cathay Pacific marks 30 years 
of non-stop service between Vancouver and Hong Kong. 30 years ago, with the 
launch of two non-stop flights weekly, Vancouver became the airline's first 
destination in Canada (and North America). Flying a Boeing 747-200, Cathay 
Pacific pioneered a new trend in commercial aviation being the first airline 
to fly the route non-stop. 
Since that time, Cathay Pacific has increased its Vancouver to Hong Kong 
flights from two a week to two a day, including the addition of a dedicated 
Cargo freighter service. 
The Vancouver/Hong Kong route has played a pivotal role in Cathay Pacific's 
history and success. In 1992, it was the airline's first route to institute 
non-smoking flights and, in 1997, the first Cabin Crew Base, outside of its 
headquarters in Hong Kong, opened in Vancouver. 
After 30 Years and countless industry awards, Cathay Pacific now flies twice 
daily non-stop between Vancouver and Hong Kong, daily non-stop between 
Vancouver and New York and 10 non-stop flights weekly between Toronto and Hong 
Kong. All flights are flown by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft equipped with First 
Class* (*select Vancouver flights only), Business Class, Premium Economy and 
Economy Class cabins configured to provide more personal space for passengers, 
all of whom receive Cathay Pacific's award-winning Service Straight from the 
Heart. 
In celebration of 30 Years in Canada, Cathay Pacific is now inviting fans to 
share their personal memories, or images, of the airline on its' Canada 
Facebook page. Eligible entries will get a chance to win tickets to Hong 
Kong. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/cathaypacificCA. 
About Cathay Pacific Canada
Cathay Pacific offers twice daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and Hong 
Kong, daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and New York and 10 non-stop 
flights weekly between Toronto and Hong Kong. Also, from the convenient hub of 
Hong Kong, the airline offers seamless connections to an extensive network in 
Greater Asia, including 22 cities in Mainland China (operated by sister 
airline, Dragonair). 
More information, visit www.cathaypacific.com/ca
Connect with Cathay Pacific Canada on Facebook www.facebook.com/cathaypacificCA
Follow Cathay Pacific Canada on Twitter www.twitter.com/cathaypacificCA 
Contact: Jennifer Pearson Cathay Pacific Airways 604.606.2916 
Jennifer_pearson@cathaypacific.com 
SOURCE: Cathay Pacific Airways 
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