In an important milestone, Cathay Pacific today celebrates 40 years since the airline’s first flight arrived at Brisbane International Airport in 1982.

The service, operated by a Boeing 747-200 aircraft and fitted with 35 First Class, 36 Business Class and 337 Economy Class seats, helped to connect millions of customers to the rest of the world.

Cathay Pacific Acting Head of Southwest Pacific Richard Jones said: “We are incredibly proud of the strong history we share with Brisbane and look forward to continuing to connect our customers to and from this popular city.”

“We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the incredible work of our Brisbane-based employees over the years.”