Cathay Pacific’s non-stop service to Toronto is set to go double daily this summer, with the addition of four weekly flights starting June 24. The route will continue to operate as a double-daily service until September 4, at which point it will revert to a ten-times-weekly route.
As with the current flights, the four additional weekly flights will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER, with 40 business, 32 premium economy and 268 economy class seats.
The additional services will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. CX824 will depart Hong Kong at 1035 and arrive in Toronto at 1355 local time the same day. Return flight CX823 will then leave the Canadian city in the afternoon and arrive back in Hong Kong the following evening.
Cathay Pacific originally launched its Toronto service in 1994 and has increased summer frequency on the route for the past two years. This year’s increase follows the destination’s rising popularity. “Toronto is a growing destination for us,” said the airline’s director of corporate development and IT, Paul Loo. “Cathay Pacific is wholly committed to the Canadian market and we are continually looking at ways in which we can increase our reach within the country.”
The airline’s current twice-daily service to Vancouver – where it also recently opened a new lounge – is similarly slated for a flight frequency increase, to 17 flights a week starting March 28. The carrier’s recent codeshare agreement with Air Canada has also expanded its offerings to the Canadian market.
Details of Cathay’s Hong Kong (HKG)-Toronto (YYZ) double-daily service are as follows (all times local):
|CX824||HKG||YYZ||1035||1355||Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat|
|CX828||1045||Wed, Fri, Sun|
|CX825||YYZ||HKG||1535||1900+1||Wed, Fri, Sun|