Haven’t had a real chance to read through the whole thread, so apologies if this has already been mentioned, (but I suppose the more mentions a route gets, the more likely are it will happen, correct?)
I would like a route from the Far-East to Manchester direct, preferably HKG. SIA still do a direct flight to Manchester. Once upon a time CX also did a Manchester flight with a stop off in Amsterdam. At the moment, there are currently 7 daily direct flights between HKG and LHR, and I am sure there are at least 40% of those passengers would be heading to the north of the UK.