Cathay Pacific Relies on Haynes and Boone Counseling in Setting Up Mexico Service


DALLAS – Cathay Pacific Airways called on Haynes and Boone, LLP to assist in establishing freighter service to Guadalajara, Mexico, from Hong Kong, marking the airline’s first entry into the Latin America market.

The move makes Cathay Pacific the only airline operating a freighter service linking Hong Kong and Mexico. It is designed to provide shippers with greater choice and flexibility when connecting to Cathay Pacific’s international cargo network through its Hong Kong hub.

Haynes and Boone lawyers involved in the counseling included Dallas Partner Alberto de la Peña, head of the firm’s U.S.-Mexico cross-border practice; Senior Attorney Patricia Mastropierro; Eduardo Marquez and Ximena Vazquez.

In anticipation of large volumes of auto parts, electronics, garments and perishables being exported from Guadalajara, the airline has begun operating the new freighter service to Guadalajara twice-weekly using its newest and biggest freighter, the Boeing 747-8F.

Cathay Pacific currently operates cargo services to 10 destinations in North America and flies to a total of 42 freighter destinations around the world. Previous new additions to its freighter network included Zhengzhou, Hyderabad and Colombo in 2012. The airline recently took delivery of its ninth Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft, with four more to be delivered later in the year.

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