Cathay Pacific has announced it will increase the frequency of its flights from Manchester to Hong Kong, making it a daily service. The airline launched the route three years ago in December 2014 and has seen growing demand from passengers ever since.
James Ginns, Cathay Pacific’s Regional General Manager Europe, said: “Boosting our Manchester flights into a daily service highlights the popularity of the route and the global importance of the Northern Powerhouse.
“We are delighted to be part of the journey in forging further links between the North West, Asia and beyond. The Northern Powerhouse and Hong Kong share a parallel focus on science, innovation, technology and the arts; both dynamic cities are built on hard-working, business-savvy communities with a huge appetite for arts and culture. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those living in the region who have helped to make the route such a success.”
Passengers travelling from the North West can enjoy a seamless connection to over 190 destinations on the Cathay Pacific network, including destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Flights from Manchester to Hong Kong are operated by a state-of-the-art A350, which offers the latest inflight products and onboard Wi-Fi. Business Class seats are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration and lie completely flat, allowing you to lower the arm rest for even more space. Each seat has a flip-out TV display that can be operated with a touchscreen remote control.
Cathay Pacific now operates a total of 49 non-stop flights per week between the UK and Hong Kong – five flights daily from Heathrow, plus daily flights from Gatwick and Manchester. From 2nd June 2018, Cathay Pacific will also introduce a new four-times-weekly direct service from Dublin to Hong Kong.