Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways is further expanding its freighter services between Asia and Latin America by launching a thrice-weekly service to Mexico City on March 1, as well as increasing its Guadalajara freighter flights from two to three per week.
Upon government approval, the Mexico City service will operate on a Hong Kong-Anchorage-Los Angeles-Mexico City- Guadalajara-Anchorage-Hong Kong routing every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, using Cathay Pacific’s newest and biggest freighter, the Boeing 747-8F.
The aircraft offers more cargo space to carry the anticipated high volumes of auto parts, electronics, garments, and perishables from Asia into Mexico City, said a written company statement.
Said Cathay Pacific Director Cargo James Woodrow: “We are committed to providing the best services connecting Asia to the fast-growing markets in Mexico and Latin America. We hope this new direct service will further stimulate the flow of goods between Mexico and Asia.”
Mexico City, the largest city in Mexico, is the country’s political, cultural, economic, and financial center, and is also one of the most important economic hubs in Latin America.
It becomes Cathay Pacific’s second destination in Mexico following the launch of freighter flights to Guadalajara in October 2013. The airline currently operates cargo services to 11 destinations in North America and flies to a total of 43 freighter destinations around the world.
Cathay Pacific recently took delivery of its 13th Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft, with one more on order for delivery in 2016.