Photo courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways.

Photo courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways.

Cathay Pacific Airways plans to make Boston its newest gateway in the USA, according to an Aug. 22 press release.

Cathay Pacific plans to launch four-times-weekly, non-stop service from Hong Kong to Boston, subject to government approval. Slated to begin on May 2, 2015, the Hong Kong-Boston service will provide the first nonstop flights between New England and Hong Kong, the airline says. Expect service on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a four-class configuration.

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Boston will become Cathay Pacific’s 6th gateway city in the USA after Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark and San Francisco. It also services Toronto and Canada.

This marks Cathay Pacific’s most recent addition in the USA in 2014. Previously, it launched Newark service, added a fourth daily flight to Los Angeles and added three flights per week to Chicago.

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