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Cathay Pacific Really Wants To Fly From Hong Kong To Miami

Cathay Pacific has been trying to add a flight to Miami from their base in Hong Kong, but they don’t yet have a plane that is capable of flying the route with reasonable economics.

Now, Airbus is considering building such a plane. Tentatively called the A350-8000, it would be a stretched version of the A350, with capacity for over 400 passengers.

Cathay’s CEO told Bloomberg that the company is interested in the proposed plane specifically because it would be capable of flying to Miami.

The airline is also holding talks with Rolls Royce about building an engine powerful enough to fly the HKG-MIA route.

Airbus is still gauging interest in the A350-8000 and hasn’t committed to building it yet.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Sounds like they’re pretty serious about this! It would be the longest flight in the world!

Marc305
Marc305

This is great news! My business partner and I have been planning a trip to China and we would love it if we could do it with no lay overs. Hopefully this will be up an running by 2017!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, but once Singapore Airlines gets their A350-900ULH, they will resume service to New York making it the worlds longest. MIA-HKG will come second.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The A350-900ULH has the range for HKG-MIA.

Singapore Airlines already has them on order for LAX and JFK

Anonymous
Anonymous

Swire owns Cathay and brickell city center, naturally they would want the connection.

Polo
Polo

I do not understand. Boeing is already developing a airliner with the range to fly from Hong Kong to Miami, the Boeing 777-8.

Anonymous
Anonymous

can’t wait to savor their delicious caviar and enjoy the great service while in first class from miami to hong kong!

Anonymous
Anonymous

18 hours in coach ?. I just hora they don’t keep shrinking the chairs ?.

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