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Cathay Pacific introduced the Airbus A350-1000 to its Manchester - Hong Kong route in December. Airliner World’s Barry Woods-Turner travelled to the North West England hub to find out more.

Cathay Pacific’s daily Hong Kong-Manchester service will be operated by Airbus A350-1000s until the end of February. AIRTEAMIMAGES.COM/YOCHAI
Cathay Pacific currently operates a fleet of 30 Airbus A350s, consisting of eight -1000s and 22 -900s. AIRTEAMIMAGES/4X6ZKMONI SHAFIR

HONG KONG-based Cathay Pacific became the first carrier to operate the latest variant of the Airbus A350 XWB, the -1000, into a UK airport. Its introduction on the daily Manchester service on December 1 comes in the same month that the airline celebrates the fourth anniversary of it restarting links to the North West hub.

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