Cathay Pacific is international flag carrier of Hong Kong with head office and main hub situated at Hong Kong International Airport. It was founded in year 1946 by American Roy C. Farrell and Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow. This airline has registered office at 33rd floor of One Pacific Place. It has made the world's first non-stop transpolar flight flying over the North Polein July 1998, and it also operated the maiden flight to arrive at the new Hong Kong International Airport. Both domestic and international flights are operated by this airline company. Both cargo and passengers flights are operated by it to 168 destination in 42 countries in all over the world. The aircrafts are consisted of Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Boeing 747 as well as Boeing 777 equipment. Its subsidiary airline operates to 36 destinations in Asia Pacific region from its Hong Kong base. In year 2010 this airline and its subsidiary carried 27 million passengers and 1.8 million tons of cargo and mail. Cathay Pacific Airways also have code share agreement with various airlines companies which are Emirates Airlines, Air Arabia, Austrian Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Mahan Airways, and Libyan Airlines. Various flights to India are also operated by it. The main flights to Indian cities are as follows: Flights to Kochi, Flights to Kolkata, Flights to Pune, and Flights to Trivandrum
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and laying on the desert coast, Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. This beautiful city is nestled in thew valleys of Chillon, Rimac and Lurin Rivers. The history of this place traces back to pre-Columbian era. Mounted at an elevation of 1,600ft above the mean sea level, the land comprises clusters of isolated hills. Despite its location in the tropics and desert, Lima has a climate that is pleasantly mild. Lima abounds with structures that were built during 16th, 17th and further centuries. Raised in 16th century, Iglesia de Santo Domingo and its monasteries are beautiful masterpieces. Casa Aliaga and Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima are two magnificent structures built during 5th and 17th centuries respectively. Then there are two historical mansions, Casa de la Riva and Casa Pilatos, which feature wooden balconies, elegant patio and antique furnishing. The land has one important archaeological site, Pachacamac; this is a pre-Columbian citadel built around AD 100. Other one is Huaca Huallamarca that dates to AD 200 to AD 500.
Lima has a large number of museums, each one of them featuring distinct style of building, unique patterning, dating to different centuries. Decorated with subtle carving, ceramic insertions, ornate ceilings, complex weaving, and so much more the structures make the visitors spellbound. Cast a look at Museo Rafael Larco Herrea, Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Museo Taurino, Museo de Historia Natural and Convento de Los Descalzos. Apart from historical, there are numerous galleries that display art by contemporary artists, academics, collection of artifacts and mosaics. Visit Museo de Arte de Lima, Museo de Arte Italiano and cAsa de Riva Aguero. The city offers to the visitors so many options for entertainments. There are bars, live music centres, clubs, pubs, beer halls, chillouts, cinema and gay or lesbian counters. Cast in different theme, decorated with artistic decor, the bars and clubs dish out the lip smacking food and delicious drinks. Juanito's, Tai Lounge, Media Naranja, Wahios, Tequila Rocks, Teatriz and Senor Frogs are few favored places. Lima is also a great place to go on shopping spree. Wayo Whilar, La Mar and La Casa de la Mujer Artesana Manuela Ramos are few famous shopping complexes.
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