Cathay Pacific increases Manchester to Hong Kong flights

The Cathay Pacific A350

Cathay Pacific will fly from Manchester Airport to Hong Kong five times a week from June 2017.

The airline, which currently has four services a week out of Manchester to Hong Kong, will also fly every day from Gatwick.

The A350 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on all flights to Manchester, making it the second Cathay Pacific destination in the UK, after Gatwick, to receive the technologically-advanced aircraft.

The airline features the newest products in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class, and in addition to the latest seats and an enhanced inflight entertainment system, the aircraft is wifi equipped, meaning passengers can stay connected throughout their journey.

Neil Glenn, Cathay Pacific’s General Manager Europe, said: “We are delighted to be increasing our schedule from Gatwick and Manchester.

“The additional frequencies coupled with the introduction of the A350 on our Manchester route, underline the deep-rooted commitment we have to providing both business and leisure passengers with increased convenience and superior in-flight products.

“These enhancements will give travellers even more reasons to choose Cathay Pacific.”

“The UK is a very important market for us, one which we have served for over 35 years.

The Cathay Pacific A350
The Cathay Pacific A350 has wi-fi

“The move to operating a daily flight from Gatwick and five flights a week from Manchester further demonstrates Cathay Pacific’s commitment to serving key long-haul markets around the globe offering customers the widest choice and flexibility.”

Cathay Pacific currently operates 43 non-stop flights to the United Kingdom per week, including five daily services to Heathrow and four-times-weekly services to Gatwick and Manchester.

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, added: “We are pleased to see Cathay Pacific increase frequency on its popular Hong Kong route from Manchester Airport, and bring into service the A350 which is an incredible product.

“Manchester is the only airport outside of London with a direct route to Hong Kong, and to now have five services a week is a great achievement for the UK’s third biggest airport.

“Since launching two years ago, Cathay Pacific’s service has not only been popular with the leisure market, but it has also stimulated trade and investment opportunities between the two locations.

“This news will be welcomed by the 22 million people in our catchment area and is testament to the fact Manchester Airport is the UK’s Global Gateway for the North.”