The airline touched down at the US city’s Logan International Airport for the first time on Monday, and will now operate the route four times a week using its four-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Flights will depart Hong Kong International Airport every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1800, arriving in Boston at 2130. The return flights will then depart at 0145 every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving back in Hong Kong at 0535 the following day.
The new service becomes the only direct flight between the two cities.
“The importance of the only non-stop Boston-Hong Kong service goes beyond just linking Boston with this key Asian business and tourism… city,” said Tom Owen, Cathay Pacific’s senior vice president for the Americas.
“We are also opening up the greater New England region to connect with numerous Asian cities, including over 23 destinations in mainland China, as well as key economic and tourism hubs throughout Southeast Asia, such as Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Bali, and Hanoi.
“This new service cuts over four hours from the current one-stop flight time to Hong Kong via JFK or Chicago and even more to some of the key Asian cities.”
Boston becomes Cathay Pacific’s sixth gateway in the United States and its eighth in North America. The airline already serves Chicago (daily), Los Angeles (four times a day), New York JFK (four times a day), New York Newark (daily), San Francisco (moving from twice daily to 17 flights per week in June), Toronto (10 flights per week) and Vancouver (twice daily).