Cathay Pacific Airways today will place its first 777-300ER into service between Hong Kong and Seoul Incheon. The first of 23 ordered by CX will transition to long-haul routes next month and is scheduled to fly to New York JFK on Nov. 15, expanding the route into a thrice-daily service. CX will take a total of five -300ERs this year, five in both 2008 and 2009, three in 2010 and five in 2011. It currently operates 89 passenger aircraft and 19 freighters.

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