Cathay Pacific to launch Gatwick-Hong Kong route in 2016

Cathay Pacific to launch Gatwick-Hong Kong route in 2016

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will launch a new four-times-weekly service from London’s Gatwick Airport and Hong Kong on September 2nd, 2016.

Subject to government approval, Cathay will be the only airline that flies non-stop between Gatwick and Hong Kong.

The new service will complement the airline’s current five-times-daily service from Heathrow Airport for a total of 39 flights a week between London and Hong Kong – more than any other carrier.

In addition to serving London, Cathay Pacific also offers a four-times-weekly service between Manchester and Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific will operate the new service from Gatwick’s South Terminal with its brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft featuring Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats.

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Together with the premium service provided by Cathay Pacific’s cabin crew and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system in all classes, passengers will be assured of the best inflight experience when they travel between London and Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific general manager Europe, Neil Glenn, said: “Cathay Pacific has been flying between London and Hong Kong for 35 years and our commitment to the UK market remains strong.

“We are delighted to launch a non-stop service from Gatwick to Hong Kong, using our new state-of-the-art A350 aircraft, which will help meet increasing demand for both business and leisure travel between the Asia Pacific region and the UK.

“These additional flights between London and Hong Kong will provide our passengers with greater choice and flexibility and, at the same time, continue to boost Hong Kong’s standing as an international aviation hub.”