Cathay boosts Mexico freighters
05 / 02 / 2014
CATHAY Pacific Airways is expanding its freighter services into Latin America by launching a thrice-weekly scheduled service to Mexico City from March.
At the same time, the airline will also increase the frequency of its service to Guadalajara from two to three freighter flights per week.
The Mexico City service will operate on a Hong Kong – Anchorage – Los Angeles – Mexico City – Guadalajara – Anchorage – Hong Kong routing each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, using the airline’s newest and biggest freighter, the B747-8F.
“The service will meet growing demand to move a wide range of commodities from Latin America and the United States to various parts of Asia, providing shippers with greater choice and flexibility when connecting to Cathay Pacific’s international cargo network through the Hong Kong hub,” says a statement.
Mexico City is the largest city in Mexico as well as being the country’s political, cultural, economic and financial centre.
It is also one of the most important economic hubs in the Latin America region as a whole, Cathay notes.
The B747-8F will carry high volumes of auto parts, electronics, garments and perishables from Asia into Mexico City.
Director of cargo, James Woodrow, says: “We hope this new direct service will further stimulate the flow of goods between Mexico and Asia, at the same time boosting Hong Kong’s standing as one of the world’s key international airfreight hubs.”