18 Dec 2014
Cathay Pacific Airways is proud to be the carrier of the 60 millionth passenger to arrive at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) this year. The passenger who helped mark this milestone is Jeffrey Cheung, a 20-year old student from Hong Kong who is currently studying at university in the United Kingdom. Jeffrey flew home on Cathay Pacific flight CX358 from Manchester, the airline’s newest destination, arriving in Hong Kong on 14 December to spend the festive season with his family.
At a ceremony held today at HKIA to mark the passenger milestone, Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer Rupert Hogg congratulated Jeffrey and presented him with a pair of round-trip Business Class tickets from Hong Kong to any Asian destination.
“We are very pleased that the 60 millionth passenger to Hong Kong was on a Cathay Pacific flight. The timing is great as Jeffrey travelled from Manchester, a destination we launched just 10 days ago. Manchester is very popular with many university students from Hong Kong and we are delighted that they are using our new direct service to fly home and reunite with their families during the Christmas and New Year holidays,” said Mr Hogg.
As the home airline of Hong Kong for almost seven decades, Cathay Pacific remains deeply committed to building the city into one of the world’s great aviation hubs. Network development remains a key focus for the airline, with three new destinations – Doha, Newark and Manchester – added to the network in 2014 and new flights to Zurich and Boston commencing in March and May 2015, respectively.