Manchester Airport welcomed one of the world’s largest commercial freighters Thursday, as a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8F landed from Hong Kong.
The new aircraft will fly on a regular basis on the Manchester-to-Hong Kong route and can carry more than 130 tonnes of cargo.
Manchester Airport is the third largest airport in the UK. Its extensive ground transport infrastructure means 60 percent of all UK businesses are within a two-hour drive of the airport.
Manchester Airport handles around 100,000 tonnes of freight per year and is home to the World Freight Terminal, a site that offers service providers in the air cargo and logistics supply chain easy access to the airfield.
Work has already begun on the new World Logistics Hub, part of the wider Airport City project, which will form part of the UK government-designated Enterprise Zone for Greater Manchester.