HONG KONG: Cathay adds Houston to HK service

Cathay Pacific Airways will start cargo flights from Houston to Hong Kong in early September with the three-times- weekly flights, departing from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the fourth all-cargo service from Asia for the airport. Total air cargo trade between Houston and Hong Kong is estimated to have totaled more than US$24 million last year. […]


Cathay Pacific Airways will start cargo flights from Houston to Hong Kong in early September with the three-times- weekly flights, departing from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the fourth all-cargo service from Asia for the airport. Total air cargo trade between Houston and Hong Kong is estimated to have totaled more than US$24 million last year. Outbound, the Boeing 747-400F freighters will stop in Anchorage, while inbound flights will stop in Miami before returning toHouston.

"Hong Kong is an important international gateway, as is our city, and this new route will forge even stronger economic ties between the two," said Richard Vacar, HAS director. Ultimately, he said the service will, "stimulate greater international trade between the Houston region and the rapidly growing Chinese and Asian markets.