Cathay Pacific to launch direct flights from Hong Kong to Washington, with journey taking under 17 hours

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Travellers between Hong Kong and Washington can from next year enjoy a non-stop journey of under 17 hours, as Cathay Pacific Airways is expected to announce next week its direct service to the U.S. capital.

The new flight, on an A350 aircraft, will be the first commercial direct flight to Washington from Hong Kong. It will cut at least two hours from the current route served by multiple airlines, where there is at least one stopover.

It will also be the city’s longest non-stop air route and the longest flight for Cathay Pacific, its No 1 airline.

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