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Cathay’s new bird touches down in Manchester

[ December 19, 2013   //   ]

Manchester Airport welcomed its first Cathay Pacific 747-8 Freighter from Hong Kong on 19 December. The new aircraft will fly regularly on the Manchester to Hong Kong route and can carry over 130 tonnes of cargo.
Manchester Airports Group (MAG)’s commercial director for cargo, Graeme Ferguson, said: “This aircraft offers greater capacity and capability, and complements MAG’s commitment to encourage sustainable and more environmentally friendly aircraft operations.  Cathay Pacific has been a long standing and very important cargo customer to Manchester Airport and we look forward to the benefits this brand new aircraft will bring to Cathay Pacific and its UK cargo customers.”
Cathay Pacific’s cargo manager for UK & Ireland, Andrew Roe, added: “Cargo is a major part of our business which is carried on our fleet of 26 B747 Freighters and in the bellies of our passenger aircraft through our Hong Kong Hub to over 40 freighter and 85 passenger destinations.”

Work has started on Manchester airport’s new £100m, 1.4m sq ft World Logistics Hub, part of the wider £800m Airport City project.


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