Thursday, June 01, 2006

Cathay Pacific to launch new freighter service to Chennai

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways announced Wednesday it will launch the first direct freighter service between Hong Kong and Chennai on Friday.
The addition of this southeastern port city of Chennai, formerly knowns as Madras, further expands Cathay Pacific's world cargo network and strengthens Hong Kong's position as the world's busiest international air cargo hub and gateway to the Chinese mainland.
The new freighter service, which operates via Bombay, India, will operate every Tuesday and Friday using a Boeing 747-200F freighter. It will depart Hong Kong at 2:05 p.m., arriving in Bombay at 5:25 p.m. local time the same day before continuing to Chennai later that afternoon and heading back to Hong Kong at 10: 15 p.m.
31/05/06 Xinhua/People's Daily Online, China