More exciting news from the 2014 Best Airline in the World, especially for those located on the East Coast. Cathay Pacific just announced that Boston will be added as their 6th US destination, with 4x weekly non-stop service to Hong Kong launching on May 2, 2015. Boston joins the other 7 North American destinations already serviced by Cathay Pacific:
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- New York-JFK
Here's a look at the initial flight schedule, subject to government approval:
As an added bonus, for those of you looking to add a notch in your "World's Longest Flights" belt, based on my calculations the BOS-HKG flight will clock in at 7,970 miles with a flight time of 15 hours and 50 minutes. Looking at the current list of world's longest flights, it looks like this flight would slide in at #16. Interestingly enough, my initial intuition was wrong which was was that this would be longer than the New York and Newark routes which are ranked #10 and #11, respectively.