On December 18, 2017, Hong Kong Airlines commenced its new service to Los Angeles, further cemented its growing presence in North America, following the launch of a daily service to Vancouver earlier this year. Los Angeles also becomes the carrier’s first destination in the Continental United States, with San Francisco and New York to follow in 2018.
Los Angeles is the cultural, financial and commercial center of Southern California, and is well known all around the world as the home of Hollywood. Hong Kong Airlines is excited to have Los Angeles as its second destination in North America, and is committed to supporting the rich exchange of business, culture and entertainment between both Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Prior to the departure of the fully booked HX068 flight, Hong Kong Airlines held a celebratory event at Hong Kong International Airport to commemorate the official launch of the new route, which was officiated by Mr. Chan Fan, JP, Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Hong Kong Airlines’ new service is operated on Airbus A350 aircraft, which is equipped with a number of contemporary amenities designed to enhance the passenger experience. This includes inflight WiFi – of which the first 15 minutes are available complimentary to all passengers – as well as a brand new inflight entertainment system, which boasts a range of over 100 entertainment options, including latest movies and TV programs, as well as live broadcasts of CNN, BBC World News and Sport24.
The launch of Hong Kong Airlines’ first flight to Los Angeles also marks the introduction of the A350 at LAX airport. With three already delivered and a further 18 on order, the A350 is poised to become the backbone of Hong Kong Airlines’ long-haul fleet.
The launch of our new service to Los Angeles represents another step of our transition from a regional carrier to a global airline,” commented Mr. Tang King Shing, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines. “As a popular destination for both leisure and business travel, Los Angeles is also one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. We are delighted to offer our customers more travel options for flights into Los Angeles.”
Photo – from Left to Right: Mr. George Liu, Chief Marketing Officer of Hong Kong Airlines; Mr. Vitoo Zhan, Vice President of Hong Kong Airlines; Mr. Wang Liya, Vice Chairman and President of Hong Kong Airlines; Mr. Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong; Mr. Kurt Tong, Consul General of US Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau; Mr. Zhang Kui, Co-Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines; Mr. Chan Fan, Secretary for Transport and Housing; Mr. Simon Li, Director-General of Civil Aviation; Mr. C.K. Ng, Executive Director – Airport Operations at Airport Authority Hong Kong; Ms. Kate Chang, Regional Director – China of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board; Mr. Tang King Shing, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines; and Mr. Ben Wong, Chief Operating Officer of Hong Kong Airlines)
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. From ground operation to inflight service, the airline is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience with a unique flair of its home base. Hong Kong Airlines boasts an ever-expanding international network, covering nearly 40 destinations across Asia Pacific and North America. Hong Kong Airlines also maintains codeshare and interline agreements with 94 airline partners, offering its customers more choice and convenience across the continents. Hong Kong Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet, with an average age of five years, making it one of the youngest and modern fleets in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the four-star rating by Skytrax since 2011. Hong Kong Airlines has also been recognized for its excellent On-Time-Performance, having been ranked by air travel intelligence company OAG as one of the world’s most punctual carriers in 2017.
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