Cathay Pacific Cargo is adding three weekly frequencies at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, boosting its freight service at that location to daily. Two of the three new flights began in the last week of July, with the third due to take off in late August. According to DFW, Cathay Pacific Cargo is capitalizing on strong growth in the North Texas economy, particularly in trade with Asia. Three new Fortune 500 companies have set up operations in the region within the past two years, the airport said. Cargo growth at DFW has more than tripled since 1996, with Asian cargoes far outpacing both domestic and other international locations. Since 2002, Asian freighter cargo has grown at an average annual rate of approximately 22 percent, DFW said. The new Cathay Pacific Cargo flights will go from Hong Kong to DFW and Atlanta, then back to Hong Kong, on Tuesday through Sunday. The seventh frequency will follow the route of Hong Kong, Atlanta, DFW and back to Hong Kong. The new flights by Cathay Pacific Cargo will utilize 747-400 aircraft. DFW has now secured 42 weekly freighter flights to Asia each week, the airport said.
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