Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will boost its freighter services into the US by launching a twice-weekly scheduled service to Columbus, Ohio on 21 March 2014. Columbus will be Cathay Pacific’s 12th freighter destination in North America. Cathay Pacific director cargo James Woodrow said: “Cathay Pacific is delighted to further strengthen our industry leading trans-Pacific service by adding Columbus to our network.
Our 13 B747-8F freighters are the ideal aircraft to link Hong Kong with the Americas giving a reliable and fuel efficient service to our customers.”
Cathay Pacific will operate the Columbus service on a Hong Kong -Anchorage-Columbus-NewYork (JFK)-Vancouver-Hong Kong routing every Wednesday and Friday, using its newest and biggest freighter, the B747- 8F. Cathay Pacific currently operates cargo services to 11 destinations in North America and flies to 43 freighter destinations around the world. Earlier this month, the airline announced the launch of a thrice-weekly scheduled freighter service to Mexico City on 1 March. Cathay Pacific recently took delivery of its 13th B747-8F freighter aircraft, with one more on order for delivery in 2016.