The four-times-weekly service will be the first non-stop direct scheduled flight to China from a British airport outside London
The first direct, non-stop scheduled flights to China from a British airport outside London will start this year after Cathay Pacific Airways announced it would fly four times a week between Manchester and Hong Kong.
Angus Barclay, Cathay Pacific’s general manager for Europe, said the Manchester route would be an opportunity to help to stimulate economic growth in the north-west. "We continue to see an ever-increasing demand for air travel to and from the Asia Pacific region for both business and leisure traffic," he said.
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