Cathay Pacific Airways plans to start nonstop flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Hong Kong on April 1, 2019.
The Chinese airline will use Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the trans-Pacific flights. The aircraft have Wi-Fi internet, power outlets and USB ports and in-flight entertainment.
The twin-aisle jets seat 280 passengers: 38 in business class (featuring adjustable flat-bed seats and personal video handsets), 28 in premium economy (featuring full-length leg rests) and 214 in economy, which has nine seats per row.
“There are strong business, trade and cultural ties between Hong Kong and Seattle and we believe there will be considerable demand for both business and leisure travel on this new route,” Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg said in a news release.
Flight 857 will depart Seattle at 1:05 a.m Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and land in Hong Kong 13 hours and 20 minutes later at 5:25 a.m. the next day.
Flight 858 is scheduled to leave Hong Kong at 11:55 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, landing 12 hours and five minutes later in Seattle at 9 p.m.