To celebrate Gatwick Airport’s new direct flight route to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, the airport has teamed up with London dim sum restaurant Ping Pong, to create a British inspired Lon-Dim-Sum menu.

Dining on Dim Sum brings with it an intricate set of local customs and manners and so to help diners avoid any foreign food faux pas, the airport has enlisted the help of Chinese etiquette expert, Sara Jane Ho, to create a dim sum etiquette guide.

To learn how to eat Dim Sum like a Hong Kong native, you can view Sara’s video at

Cathay Pacific launched a new route between London Gatwick and Hong Kong on September 2. The service will run four times weekly and becomes the airline’s first UK route to feature the brand new Airbus 350-900 aircraft.

Josie Shepherd, Gatwick Airport’s airline partnership manager, said: “Our new direct route from Gatwick to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific means Hong Kong is more accessible than ever. To mark the occasion, we wanted to bring together some of the greatest culinary traditions of both East and West. Our unique partnership with Ping Pong will offer customers a taste of Hong Kong, combined with the classic British flavours we know so well.”

The ‘Lon-Dim-Sum’ menu is available from Ping Pong’s St Paul’s restaurant for two weeks from September 12. The lunchtime menu costs £20 and anyone ordering the menu will be entered into a prize draw, with the winner receiving two return tickets from Gatwick to Hong Kong on the new direct flight from the airport.

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