Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific flights depart from Manchester Airport Terminal 2.

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Flying with Cathay Pacific from Manchester Airport

Celebrating 5 years of direct travel between Manchester and Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific delivers reliable and luxurious service for passengers arriving and departing from Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport. While Cathay Pacific doesn’t have their own lounge at Manchester Airport, their guests are entitled to book at the Escape Lounge within the terminal or Manchester Airport’s brand-new private terminal, PremiAir.

Your Cathay Pacific check-in can be done either by mobile or at the airport, however, no matter how you check in the airline advises passengers to arrive at Manchester Airport at least three hours before the flight departure time.

Hand luggage on Cathay Pacific Manchester Airport flights is limited to one bag and a small personal item, varying in size and weight depending on the class you’re travelling in. Checked baggage, on the other hand, can be up to two bags per passenger with a combined weight determined by your class - making your choice of class crucial if you’re planning to stock up on shopping in Asia.

Cathay Pacific’s flight CX 216 operates daily between Manchester and Hong Kong offering Economy, Premium Economy, Business and Premium class service.

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Cathay check in

Cathay Pacific flights from Manchester Airport currently depart from Terminal 2. You should check-in at Terminal 2 Departures.


Check in opens 3 hours before departure

You can check in for your flight 3 hours before your departure time. The check in desks close one hour before departure.


Cathay Pacific flies to Hong Kong every day

You can fly from Manchester to Hong Kong every day. The flight takes around 11 hours and 35 minutes.

Airport essentials for your Cathay Pacific flight from Manchester Airport

Upgrade your airport experience with these time and money-saving services

Cathay Pacific parking

From £59.99 (8 days)

  • Terminal 2 parking for your Cathay Pacific flight. Choose the right airport parking to suit your needs from our Meet & Greet, Multi Storey and Jetparks services.
  • Official parking offering guaranteed safety and security
  • Only a few minutes away from the terminal

Click & collect shopping

A huge range to choose from

  • Browse thousands of products from Biza World Duty Free and Dixons Travel, all available to click and collect before your Cathay Pacific flight.
  • Thousands of products
  • Take with you or collect on return

Pre-book Security FastTrack

From just £4 per person

  • Our FastTrack passes give you access to a dedicated lane straight to the security checkpoint.
  • Reach the departure lounge quicker
  • Open from 03:00 until 23:00
  • Limited availability

Popular Cathay Pacific destinations from Manchester

All Cathay Pacific flights at Manchester Airport travel to and from the autonomous territory of Hong Kong in south-eastern China. Hong Kong International Airport is incredible in itself as it’s built upon a large island of reclaimed land, known as Chek Lap Kok. The airport is the primary hub of Cathay Pacific as well as many Chinese and western airlines.

Visitors to Hong Kong will find a city fit to burst with culture and a rich cosmopolitan melting pot rivalled only by New York, London or Paris. Top things to do in Hong Kong include: 

  • Shopping in the sprawling malls of Times Square (Causeway Bay) and Langham Place (Argyle Street, Mong Kok).

  • A trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, featuring unique attractions, unlike any other theme park.

  • Hike up Victoria Peak, famous for its iconic view across the city.

  • Explore Victoria Harbour from the comfort of an iconic Star Ferry.

  • Pay homage to the Tian Tan Buddha (often called the Big Budda by locals).

  • Indulge in a little gambling at the Happy Valley Racecourse.

  • Wander the Buddha trail at the 10,000 Buddha Monastery.

Upgrade your trip

Why not treat yourself to these amazing add-ons?

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Escape Lounge

Pre-book to guarantee entry, from £24

  • In the main terminal, a relaxing retreat from the crowds
  • Complimentary food and drink
  • Free wifi, newspapers and charging points

Meet & Greet Plus

Pre-book only from £75.00 (8 days)

  • All the convenience of Meet & Greet, plus two free Security FastTrack tickets and priority drop off and pick up.
  • Reach the departures lounge even more quickly