Cathay Pacific boosts services from key UK airports
Cathay Pacific will fly to London Gatwick daily from next month

Cathay Pacific boosts services from key UK airports

Responding to customer demand, two of Cathay Pacific’s routes between the UK and Hong Kong will this week see a boost in frequency.

Gatwick will move to a daily service, while Manchester increases to five flights per week.

Cathay Pacific’s Manchester service will also join Gatwick in becoming an Airbus A350-900 operation.

Both routes have previously operated four flights per week.

Moving to a daily operation from June 1st, this boost in frequency highlights the popularity of Cathay Pacific’s Gatwick route since its launch last September. 


Featuring the Airbus A350-900, Cathay Pacific is the only airline to provide a non-stop service connecting Gatwick and Hong Kong.

Together with the airline’s services from Heathrow, Cathay Pacific will now operate six daily non-stop flights between Hong Kong and London - more than any other carrier.

Cathay Pacific’s Manchester route, which launched in December 2014, will add one additional flight per week to Hong Kong, increasing the operation to a five-times-weekly service from June 2nd.

The schedule will then move to a daily service from December.

From June the A350 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on all flights to Manchester, making it Cathay Pacific’s second route in the UK, after Gatwick, to receive the technologically-advanced aircraft.

Paul Cruttenden, Cathay Pacific marketing and digital sales manager in the UK, said: “We are delighted to be increasing our schedule from Gatwick and Manchester to Hong Kong.

“The additional frequencies coupled with the introduction of the ultra-efficient A350 on our Manchester route, underline the deep-rooted commitment we have to providing both business and leisure passengers with increased convenience and superior in-flight products.

“These enhancements will give travellers even more reasons to choose Cathay Pacific.

“The UK is a very important market for us, one which we have served for over 35 years.”