Cathay Pacific to Increase Flights to Manchester

Cathay Pacific will increase its current four times weekly service between Hong Kong and Manchester, England to a daily operation from December 1, 2017, bringing higher efficiency and more flexibility to west-bound business travellers.

From June onwards, the Airbus A350-900 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on all of the airline’s flights to Manchester, making it the second Cathay Pacific destination in the UK, after Gatwick, to receive the technologically-advanced aircraft.

The new daily flights will depart Hong Kong at 01:10 to arrive Manchester at 06:20; while return flights will take off at 11:55 to land in Hong Kong at 07:30 the next day. All times local.

Featuring the airline’s latest products in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class, Cathay Pacific’s A350 aircraft offers the latest seats and an enhanced inflight entertainment system, and is wifi equipped, allowing passengers to stay connected throughout their journey.

“We have served the UK for over 35 years – London was our first European destination – and it is unquestionably one of our most important markets,” says Cathay Pacific director Corporate Development and IT, Paul Loo. “This announcement underscores not only our commitment to the UK but also to expanding our operations around the globe.”

The largest operator of flights between Hong Kong and the UK, Cathay Pacific serves London Heathrow with five daily flights, while Gatwick, currently a four-times-weekly service, will go daily from June 1.

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