Toronto’s direct link to Hong Kong will be significantly strengthened beginning this summer with the addition of four weekly Cathay Pacific non-stop flights serving the two cities.
The Hong Kong-based airline will increase its frequency between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) from 10-times weekly flights to 14 flights per week or two-daily flights.
Flights operated by Cathay Pacific between both cities have steadily increased over the last two years due to growing demand from the hub at Pearson.
“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 Paul Loo, the Cathay Pacific Director of Corporate Development and IT.
“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 additional 15-hour-long flights are currently planned as a seasonal addition from June 24 to September 4. Utilizing the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, fights leave Hong Kong at 10:35 am and arrive in Toronto at 1:55 pm on the same day while return flight take off from Toronto in the afternoon and arrive in Hong Kong the next evening.
This will complement Cathay Pacific’s decision to increase its capacity serving Vancouver International Airport, with flights increasing from 14 to 17 flights per week starting last month using the new Airbus A350 aircraft.
Cathay Pacific also serves non-stop routes to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City’s JFK and Newark, including a flight to JFK that stops in Vancouver. The airline flies over 100 flights to North American destinations on a weekly basis.