Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will launch a four-times-weekly service between Manchester and Hong Kong from December 8, subject to government approval.
Tickets are now open for sale and the non-stop, direct service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring the carrier's new cabin products, including Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new Economy Class seats.
Together with the premium service provided by Cathay Pacific’s cabin crew and a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system in all classes, passengers will be provided with the best experience when they travel between Manchester and Hong Kong.
Inbound flights will arrive in Manchester from Hong Kong at 06:20 every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flights will depart from Manchester the same day, departing at 12:00 and will arrive in Hong Kong at 07:55 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The airline's general manager Europe, Angus Barclay, said: "We are committed to forging stronger links between the UK and China. We already currently operate five flights a day from Heathrow to Hong Kong and the addition of the Manchester route provides a real opportunity to help stimulate economic growth in the North West. We continue to see an ever-increasing demand for air travel to and from the Asia Pacific region for both business and leisure traffic."
For more information or to book tickets see www.cathaypacific.co.uk