Effective April 12, 2017, Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines entered a codeshare partnership to bring more flight options to passengers, traveling between Hong Kong and South Korea’s capital Seoul.
Under this agreement, Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines place their respective marketing codes on each other’s flights between Hong Kong and Seoul. The partnership allows customers of both, Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines, to choose from a total of five daily flights connecting the two Asian key business cities.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer at Hong Kong Airlines, commented: “We launched the daily service from Hong Kong to Seoul last year in December, and it was our first route to South Korea. For the past few months, we have been looking into avenues to improve schedule options on this route. We are very happy to establish a codeshare partnership with Asiana Airlines, one of the world’s best airlines. Connecting the hubs of both airlines, the codeshare does not only benefit customers traveling between Hong Kong and Seoul, it also allows seamless transfers on itineraries to or from other destinations that include flights operated by both carriers”.
The codeshare flights opened for sale on April 12, 2017. Flight tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased via travel agents, or the airlines US sales office.
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline, firmly rooted in Hong Kong. It has grown remarkably in just ten years, with a wide destination network covering over 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali, and Okinawa. The company has also signed agreements with 14 codeshare and 75 interline partners respectively. The current operating fleet is made up of 33 Airbus aircraft, consisting of 29 passenger aircraft, and four freighters. With an average age of 4.7 years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed four-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. It was also the winner for Asia’s ‘Leading Inflight Service’ in World Travel Awards 2015.
About Asiana Airlines
Founded in 1988, Asiana Airlines has continued to maintain its 5-star rating by Skytrax for 11 consecutive years. Asiana Airlines operates 79 international passenger routes to 65 destinations in 23 countries, as well as 23 cargo routes to 25 cities in 11 countries. Asiana Airlines recently introduced Airbus A380 double-deckers on selected long-haul routes, and is planning to operate state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft with inflight connectivity in May 2017, to provide the ultimate travel experience. Asiana’s A350 will be flying to Hong Kong, Manila, Osaka, San Francisco, and London by the end of 2017.
For Information and Media Inquiries, please contact:
Roberto Hechavarria, Hong Kong Airlines USA Product Manager