Gatwick welcomes Cathay Pacific to its airline offering, as the airline launches a new service to Hong Kong.
The new service will operate four times a week, flying directly to Hong Kong.
The route is a vital link between the UK’s second largest airport, as business links thrive in the Far East and Gatwick further extends its long haul connections.
From Hong Kong travellers can then connect to a further 22 destinations across China, using the airline’s sister carrier, Cathay Dragon.
Speaking about the new service, General Manager Europe at Cathay Pacific, Neil Glenn, said, “We are committed to providing our passengers with greater choice and flexibility, and this new non-stop service is testament to this.
With 2016 marking Cathay Pacific’s 70th anniversary, we are proud to now offer passengers three non-stop routes from the UK to Hong Kong, and then beyond.”
Whilst Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, Guy Stephenson, added, “Hong Kong is the premier gateway to China and we are delighted to welcome Cathay Pacific – one of the world’s premier airlines – to Gatwick.
The new flights mark an important milestone in the growth of the Gatwick long-haul network, which now more than ever provides the UK economy with vital routes into the world’s most important markets.”