What we’re reading: Cathay Pacific from Newark to Hong Kong, Southwest to Mexico, JFK’s runway run


Cathay Pacific Airways new daily service from Newark to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways launched daily service from Newark to Hong Kong last Sunday to complement its four-times daily service from Kennedy to Hong Kong.

“The launch of the Newark service provides more convenience and greater flexibility for passengers traveling to and from the New York metropolitan area,” the airline said in a press statement.

The Newark service is operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring Cathay Pacific’s new cabin products, including the awarding-winning Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new Economy Class seats.

Southwest to begin flying AirTran routes to Mexico

Southwest Airlines will begin flying routes to Mexico that are now operated by AirTran.

The flights, now flown by AirTran, will start on Aug. 10 with daily nonstop service between Cancun and Atlanta and Baltimore. It will also operate daily flights between Los Cabos and Orange County, Calif. The Dallas-based carrier also announced Saturday-only flights between Cancun and Milwaukee and the Bahamas and Atlanta.

Register now to actually run on JFK Airport’s longest runway

Unless you work at the airport, you really don’t get a chance to walk or run on JFK’s longest runway. Now you can by registering for the annual JFK Runway Run.

Running on a runway only costs $25 to register ahead ($20 for students), or $30 on race day and with that you also get entered in a special drawing for roundtrip airline tickets. The only potential problem? Getting your butt to JFK early on a Sunday morning, when public transportation is usually at its screwiest (but we had no problem last year, walking from the AirTrain).

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  • TonyA_says

    This could be interesting since all of Cathay’s other HKG flights are from Terminal 7 in JFK. Wonder who will do ground service in Newark (EWR) and what kind of quality (or lack thereof) one will get?

    If I remember correctly EVA Air also had a flight from Newark and ended up moving to JFK. Unless you live in New Jersey and do not want to go to JFK then I’m not sure why this is welcome news. Connecting to/from EWR to anywhere using a Oneworld partner (i.e. AA)? Nah.