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CX to launch new service to Manchester

10 Apr 2014 by Clement Huang

Cathay Pacific (CX) will launch a four times weekly service to Manchester on December 8.

Located in northwest England, Manchester is a regional transport and business hub, and the third most popular travel destination in the UK after London and Edinburgh, according to Visit Britain. Manchester International Airport is also ranked third in the UK, after Heathrow and Gatwick, in terms of passenger throughput. The facility is certified by ICAO as category 10, meaning that it is able to handle large aircraft such as the B747 and the A380. 

“Business ties between the UK and Hong Kong are very strong and we have been seeing an ever-increasing demand for air travel to and from the Asia Pacific region for both business and leisure traffic,” said CX chief executive Ivan Chu.

In fact, due to the high density of passenger traffic and congestion seen at both Heathrow and Gatwick, the Manchester airport represents an attractive hub for passengers and carriers alike. London is only two-hours away by train, and Manchester itself is a more convenient gateaway to other major UK cities such as Liverpool and Leeds. It also has flights to many European destinations, including national capitals such as Dublin, Lisbon and Oslo.

The Manchester service will be operated by the Boeing 777-300ER, and feature a three-class configuration, with 40 seats in business class, 32 in premium economy, and 268 in economy. The schedule of the new Hong Kong-Manchester service will be as follows:

Flight No.

Routing

Departure

Arrival

Day of the week

CX 357

HKG-MAN

0100

0620

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

CX 358

MAN-HKG

1200

0755+1

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

For more information, visit www.cathaypacific.com

Clement Huang

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