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Cathay Pacific to Add Five more Freighter Flights to Shanghai in December

Travel News Asia Thursday, 16 November 2006

Cathay Pacific is expanding its freighter service to and from Shanghai. From 2 December 2006 the airline will add five more flights a week - operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - taking the total to 17 flights each week. One further flight will be added on Fridays with effect from 5 January 2007. The additional flights will be operated using Boeing 747 Freighters.

The Shanghai freighter service was launched in January 2005 with a daily flight. Five flights a week were added later to carry mainly DHL express consignments using A300-600F Freighters. The latest increase in frequencies is due to continued high demand out of Chinas major commercial city and will help Cathay Pacific feed more freight into its growing international network.

Cathay Pacific Director & General Manager Cargo Ron Mathison said, We are delighted to be boosting Hong Kongs freight-hub role by adding more flights to and from Shanghai. The route has performed well since its launch and the extra flights will enable us to get further leverage on the Eastern China market as demand remains high.

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