Cathay Pacific Airways will begin 4X-weekly Boeing 777-300ER service to the UK’s Manchester International Airport. The new schedule, slated to start in December, will be the only nonstop direct service between Hong Kong and Manchester, which is establishing itself as a major hub in northwest England. Manchester is ranked third in the UK, after Heathrow and Gatwick, in terms of passenger throughput. Cathay Pacific CEO Ivan Chu said, “We have a deep commitment to the UK market and ...

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