Cathay launches 3x weekly Mexico freighter

Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it will expand its freighter services into Latin America by launching a thriceweekly scheduled service to Mexico City on 1 March 2014, subject to government approval.


Cathay launches 3x weekly Mexico freighter


Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it will expand its freighter services into Latin America by launching a thriceweekly scheduled service to Mexico City on 1 March 2014, subject to government approval. At the same time, the airline will also increase the frequency of its service to Guadalajara from two to three freighter flights per week.

The Mexico City service will operate on a Hong Kong-Anchorage-Los Angeles – Mexico City – Guadalajara – Anchorage – Hong Kong routing using Cathay Pacific’s newest and biggest freighter, the B747-8F.

The service will meet growing demand to move a wide range of commodities from Latin America and the US to various parts of Asia, providing shippers with greater choice and flexibility when connecting to Cathay Pacific’s international cargo network through the Hong Kong hub, the carrier said.

Mexico City is the largest city in Mexico as well as being the country’s political, cultural, economic and financial centre. It is also one of the most important economic hubs in the Latin America region as a whole. The B747- 8F aircraft offers more cargo space to carry the anticipated high volumes of auto parts, electronics, garments and perishables from Asia into Mexico City.