Passengers landing at Manchester from Beijing on February 16 were greeted with an arrivals baggage experience like no other.
250 toy dogs were given away to the passengers as part of the airport’s Chinese New Year celebrations.
The airport has been transformed with Chinese lanterns and all week passengers have been surprised with the airport choir singing, and a Chinese dance flash mob.
Pugfest will see Chinese entertainment and activities including the Grand Pug Dog Show, Chinese themed food and drinks, a Chinese fortune teller for both humans and pugs and calligraphy and Chinese lantern workshops.
A Manchester Airport spokesperson said, “What better way to see in The Year of the Dog than by giving our Chinese passengers their very own cuddly toy dog upon arrival to the UK’s global gateway in the North.
“We’ve had direct routes to China since 2014 and each year our Chinese New Year celebrations get bigger and bigger. We’d like to thank all our passengers for flying through Manchester and wish them a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.”
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily