Cathay Pacific recently announced to launch four-times-weekly service between Manchester in the UK and Hong Kong. The airline has started selling tickets for services on the route which is scheduled to start with effect from 8 December 2014.


British travellers who are often found searching tickets on international flights bound for Hong Kong have all the more flexibility and added tickets options at their disposal made available to them by one of the world’s premium carriers¸ Cathay Pacific.

The flag carrier of Hong Kong recently revealed its plans to launch four weekly flights between Manchester in the UK and Hong Kong with effect from 8 December 2014 (subject to government approval). The carrier has already started offering tickets for air travel on the route, revealed airline’s press release.

Manchester Airport is located in north-west England and is one of the busiest airports in the UK. Industry insiders believe that the carrier endeavours to tap the ever-increasing demand of travel tickets aboard flights on the route departing Manchester.

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: “We have a deep commitment to the UK market and currently operate five flights a day to London Heathrow. 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.

He further said, “By providing yet more flights to the UK, and the only non-stop direct service between Hong Kong and Manchester, Cathay Pacific will offer passengers even more choice and flexibility and, at the same time, continue to boost Hong Kong’s standing as an international aviation hub.”

The airline is expected to deploy its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to offer tickets aboard flights on its newest route. Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 777-300ER will feature airline’s chichi cabin products, including its awarding-winning Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the newly introduced Economy Class seats.

With Boeing 777-300ER aircraft serving the route, passengers booking tickets aboard carrier’s flights to travel between Hong Kong and Manchester in the UK will now be able to enjoy spacious seats with widened seat pitch, 180 degrees flat beds as well as a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system across all travel classes.

Cathay Pacific’s recent development is sure to spell all the more convenience and greater flexibility for British flyers planning to book air tickets to travel to Hong Kong for further connections to beyond destinations in Southeast Asia.

As per the airline’s press release, flights (CX 357) will depart from Hong Kong every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 0100 arriving in Manchester at 0620 local time. On return flights (CX 358) will depart Manchester every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1200 and arrive in Hong Kong 0755 the next day.

Based at Hong Kong International Airport, Cathay Pacific offers tickets on its extensive network of destinations in Asia, Europe, North America, Canada and Oceania.

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