Direct flights from Dublin to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific
Dublin Airport announced yesterday (31 Aug) that Cathay Pacific will operate direct flights from Dublin-Hong Kong four-times per week from next June, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It will be Dublin Airport’s first ever direct route to the Asia-Pacific region. The route is a major milestone, with trade between Ireland and China now worth more than €8bn a year and some 100 Irish firms with operations there. The ICBA is delighted with the news.
Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison stated that “Dublin Airport is competing for routes like this with other major European airports, so winning this new business is hugely positive news for Ireland, for foreign direct investment, for Irish exporters, and for inbound tourism,” he said.
ICBA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canton Fair
The ICBA was honoured and delighted to welcome a delegation from China Foreign Trade Centre today. The China Foreign Trade Centre organises the Canton Fair, which is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Bing Xu, Vice President, China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) and Ms Susan Barrett, Chairperson, Ireland China Business Associaiton during a very successful Canton Fair Promotion Conference held in The Westbury, Dublin.