HONG KONG :Cathay adds Hanoi and Dhaka

Cathay Pacific Airways announced thatit will add Hanoi in Vietnam and Dhaka in Bangladesh to its freighter network with effect from 11 March. The flights will beoperated by a B747-200F flying on a HongKong – Hanoi – Dhaka – Hong Kong routingtwo times a week. "We are pleased to be able to expand our freighter […]


Cathay Pacific Airways announced thatit will add Hanoi in Vietnam and Dhaka in Bangladesh to its freighter network with effect from 11 March. The flights will beoperated by a B747-200F flying on a HongKong – Hanoi – Dhaka – Hong Kong routingtwo times a week.

"We are pleased to be able to expand our freighter services to Hanoi and Dhaka, giving our customers the opportunity to connect from these two increasingly important markets to and from our worldwide network," said Cathay Pacific director & general manager cargo Ron Mathison.

The airline recently increased its freighter services to Dallas and Atlanta and Mumbai and Delhi in India with more new destinations in the pipeline, the carrier said.

Cathay Pacific continues to grow its wide-body freighter fleet, taking delivery of the first of six new Boeing 747-400ERF Extended Range Freighters from this May. It also has 10 Boeing 747-8F freighters on firm order with delivery commencing in 2009. At the same time Cathay Pacific and Dragonair will begin a phased withdrawal of their older Boeing 747-200F/300F Classic freighters starting from the end of March.