11 DECEMBER 2017
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Increasing frequency for the second time in three years since launching its Manchester – Hong Kong route, Cathay Pacific last week boosted the five-a-week Airbus A350 schedule to daily.
Regional general manager Europe James Ginns said: “Boosting our Manchester flights into a daily service highlights the popularity of the route and the global importance of the Northern Powerhouse.
“We are delighted to be part of the journey in forging further links between the North West, Asia and beyond, especially as the Northern Powerhouse and Hong Kong share a parallel focus on science, innovation, technology and the arts.
“Both dynamic cities are built on hard-working, business-savvy communities with a huge appetite for arts and culture. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those living in the region who have helped to make the route such a success.”
Manchester Airport commercial director Stephen Turner added: “For Cathay Pacific to go daily from Manchester Airport is a clear indication of the need and desire from across our catchment area to access Hong Kong directly."
Cathay now operates 49 non-stop flights a week between the UK and Hong Kong and will add a four-times-weekly direct service from Dublin from 2 June.
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Sally Pavey, England
Gatiwck is the wrong side of London and would impact the northern powerhouse from budgets being spent on infrastructure