SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cathay Pacific is welcoming applications for the seventh iteration of the successful “I Can Fly” San Francisco program, which invites high schoolers with a true passion for travel and aviation on a unique educational adventure. Interested eleventh- and twelfth-grade high school students may submit applications online at http://us.cathaypacific.com/icanfly from now until March 11.
Guided entirely by dedicated Cathay Pacific staff volunteers, the “I Can Fly” San Francisco 2015 program will run eight weeks, from April 1 through May 13. Run by Cathay Pacific in many ports around the world since 2003, I Can Fly invites high schoolers with a true passion for travel and aviation on a unique educational adventure.
“It is our goal to show the students of the San Francisco Bay Area the limitless opportunities for pursuing a career in aviation,” said Tom Owen, Senior Vice President, Americas, Cathay Pacific. “The eight-week academy will cover a range of aviation topics and allows a group of classmates to learn about everything from flight operations to in-flight services and cargo. These real-world settings provide invaluable perspective for young students who are preparing to make choices in post-secondary education and their careers.”
The program runs weekly and operates after school hours at San Francisco International Airport, its vicinity or downtown San Francisco. For further details or to apply to the “I Can Fly” San Francisco 2015 program, please visit http://us.cathaypacific.com/icanfly.
San Francisco is an integral gateway for Cathay Pacific; it was the airline’s first destination when Cathay began a non-stop service to the USA in 1986. Today, Cathay Pacific operates 111 flights per week from seven gateways in the Americas. In June, Cathay will add three new flights per week from San Francisco International Airport to Hong Kong, bringing the total number of non-stop weekly flights from San Francisco from 14 to 17.
About Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways operates 111 flights per week to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from five cities in the USA and two in Canada: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver; the airline will begin a four-times-weekly service from Boston starting May 3. Cathay Pacific cargo serves 16 cities across the Americas using the latest 747-8 freighter fleet.
More information, including current fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline’s website at cathaypacific.com/us, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus, or Twitter handle @CathayPacificUS. For North American reservations, dial toll-free: 1-888-678-9978.
Cathay Pacific Airways was awarded the “World’s Best Airline” honor in the 2014 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™ for a record fourth time – the only airline to achieve such a feat – with more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world voting for their favourite travel experiences.