An increasing number of businessmen and women and holidaymakers could be flying to Hong Kong from Manchester Airport.
Hong Kong International Airport has revealed that last month, passenger throughput rose year-on-year by 5.6 per cent to 4.3 million.
Travel to and from South-East Asia proved popular, as did domestic flights. However, flights from UK airports are likely to have also given a helping hand.
Passenger volumes in Hong Kong's travel hub stood at 52.1 million on a rolling 12-month basis, a surge of almost ten per cent.
Hong Kong is an attractive business and leisure destination, particularly because English is widely spoken there.
Airlines that fly from Manchester Airport to the Chinese destination include Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar and Finnair.
Those who choose KLM will travel to Hong Kong via Amsterdam, while Finnair passengers will stop at Helsinki.
Hong Kong is not only an important business capital, but also packed with shops, restaurants and sights for those who decide to take a holiday there.