Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will launch a four-times-weekly service between Manchester and Hong Kong with effect from December 8, 2014 (subject to government approval).
Tickets for the service are now open for sale.
The Manchester service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring Cathay Pacific’s new cabin products, including the awarding-winning Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new Economy Class seats.
Inbound flights will arrive in Manchester from Hong Kong at 0620, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flights will depart from Manchester the same day, departing at 1200 and will arrive in Hong Kong at 0755 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.ill be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring Cathay Pacific’s new cabin products, including the awarding-winning Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new Economy Class seats.
General Manager Europe at Cathay Pacific Angus Barclay said: "We are committed to forging stronger links between the UK and China. We already currently operate five flights a day from London 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.
“This will be the only non-stop direct service from Manchester to Hong Kong; Cathay Pacific offers passengers even more choice and flexibility and, at the same time, will boost Manchester’s standing as an International hub.”
Tickets will be available to buy from April 10 and can be booked via www.cathaypacific.co.uk