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Cathay Pacific to Retire Boeing 747-400 on North American Routes

Cathay Pacific to Retire Boeing 747-400 on North American Routes

Cathay Pacific announced it will fly its last Boeing 747 passenger flight to the United States on August 31.  The airline currently uses the 747-400 to operate its second of two daily San Francisco-Hong Kong flights.
Beginning September 1, both of Cathay’s daily flights between the two cities will operate using 777-300ER aircraft.  After the 747-400 is retired, the airline will serve all of its North American gateways, including Chicago, Los …

Boeing Delivers Xiamen Airlines’ First 787 Dreamliner

Boeing Delivers Xiamen Airlines’ First 787 Dreamliner

Xiamen Airlines announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  The carrier is the third Chinese airline to operate the aircraft.
Xiamen plans to use its 787-8 on long-haul routes between China and Europe, North America, and Australia.  The airline currently has a five more 787s on order.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The …

Air China to Begin Codeshare with China Express

Air China to Begin Codeshare with China Express

Air China announced that it signed a codeshare agreement with China Express Airlines.  Under the agreement, the carriers will codeshare on select routes of the other beginning September 1.
Air China will be allowed to place its code on 32 China Express-operated routes, while China Express will be able to place its code on 30 of Air China’s routes.
The agreement will allow Air China to access smaller cities around Chongqing and …

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Eastern China

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Eastern China

Hyatt announced the opening of a new property in Suzhou, a city in eastern China just outside of Shanghai.  The Hyatt Regency Suzhou is located in Jinghope Plaza, a new complex that also includes of a shopping mall, office buildings, and entertainment venues.
The hotel has 355 rooms and suites.  Standard rooms have high-defintion TVs, free on-demand movies, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, while suites have separate dining and living areas, coffee …

Hong Kong Airlines, Air Seychelles Sign Codeshare Agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, Air Seychelles Sign Codeshare Agreement

Hong Kong Airlines announced that it signed a codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles.
Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines will be able to place its code on Air Seychelles flights between Hong Kong and both Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles.  In addition, Air Seychelles will be allowed to place its code on Hong Kong Airlines-operated flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Hong Kong Airlines was founded in 2001 as CR Airways, and …

Cathay Pacific to Link Boston and Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific to Link Boston and Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific announced it will launch new, non-stop service between Boston and Hong Kong on May 3, 2015.  The service will operate four times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
During the summer, flights will depart from Boston’s Logan International Airport at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 5:35 p.m. the following day.  From Hong Kong, flights will depart at 6:00 …

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

The three busiest international routes in 2013 were Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association, while Jeju-Seoul, Sapporo-Tokyo, and Fukuoka-Tokyo were the most popular domestic ones.
Last year, 4.9 million people traveled between Hong Kong and Taipei, although that figure was down 11.5% from 2012.  Meanwhile, 3.6 million passengers flew between the capital cities of Dublin and London, while the Jakarta-Singapore route carried …