Wednesday, 30 May 2018

HONG KONG: Hong Kong Airlines Launches Flights to Moscow, Russia

Hong Kong Airlines has launched non-stop flights connecting Hong Kong with Moscow.

The new seasonal service, which will operate thrice weekly, marks the airline’s entry into Europe.

Hong Kong Airlines Vice Chairman Mr Tang King Shing said: Hong Kong Airlines is proud to be the only Hong Kong based carrier operating a direct service to Moscow.

Hong Kong and Russia have enjoyed a strong bilateral partnership as seen in the visa-free arrangements for travel between the two destinations.

Our new service will provide more choice and greater convenience as more travellers look to Russia for a holiday getaway.

The internationally-acclaimed full-service airline Hong Kong Airlines announced that it will add frequency of its flight service to Osaka to two flights daily and that to Sapporo to one flight daily.

The arrangement is believed to meet the growing travel and trade demand between Hong Kong and the two cities, further strengthening the airline’s network in Japan.

Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines, said, The Japan destinations have been quite popular among Hong Kong Airlines’ passengers.

Satisfying response has been received since the commencement of flight service to Sapporo and Osaka in December, in view of which we have been proactively exploring to add frequency to these routes so as to meet the travel demand of our passengers.

In addition, Hong Kong Airlines will launch its flight service to Yonago soon on 14 September, bringing more travel choices for the passengers.

Hong Kong Airlines currently flies to over 30 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. With the upcoming flight service to Yonago and the additional flight service to Osaka and Sapporo, by then Hong Kong Airlines will operate a total of 60 weekly flights.

The flights between Hong Kong and Japan, including two daily flights to Okinawa, Tokyo and Osaka respectively, one daily flight to Sapporo and five-time weekly service to Kagoshima, as well as twice-weekly flights to Miyazaki, Okayama and Yonago respectively.

Hong Kong Airlines will then have 8 flight destinations in Japan, which represents a further upgrade of its destination network in the country.

Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong with a wide destination network covering over 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa.

The current operating fleet is made up of 32 Airbus aircraft with an average age of around 3.9 years, consisting of 27 passenger aircraft and five freighters, being one of the youngest fleet in the world.

Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed 4-star rating from Skytrax since 2011.

Adhering to the concept of Fresh and Very Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines is committed to Bringing Greater Journeys Sky High, and is dedicated to providing a pleasant and enjoyable journey to all passengers.

Hong Kong Airlines Ltd, IATA: HX is an airline based in Hong Kong, with its headquarters in the Tung Chung district and its main hub at Hong Kong International Airport.

It was established in 2006 as a member of the HNA Group.

Hong Kong Airlines’ growing network currently covers over 30 cities regionally, including the Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Bali, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Sapporo and Okinawa.

And the newly launched Vancouver and Los Angeles routes in 2017. The airline has a combined fleet of 35 aircraft. The current passenger fleet has 31 aircraft with an average age of about 5 years as of September 2017.

Hong Kong Airlines codeshares with the following airlines:

- Asiana Airlines

- Air Astana

- Air India

- Air Mauritius

- Bangkok Airways

- China Eastern Airlines

- Etihad Airways

- EVA Air

- Fiji Airways

- Garuda Indonesia

- Grand China Air

- Hainan Airlines

- Jet Airways

- Kenya Airways

- Royal Brunei Airlines

- Shanghai Airlines

- Virgin Australia

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