19 March 2014

Hong Kong Airlines adds flights to Okinawa, Hangzhou and Ho Chi Minh

March 19 marked the inaugural additional Hong Kong Airlines flights for its Hong Kong-Okinawa and Hong Kong-Hangzhou routes in response to expected demand for business and leisure travel. To commemorate the official launch of these new flights, Hong Kong Airlines held celebrations at Hong Kong International Airport and both destination airports.




Representing Hong Kong Airlines, Alex Wu, General Manager of the Hong Kong Sales Office, surprised the passengers of Okinawa's first additional flight HX678 by presenting them an aircraft model souvenir. All passengers also received an inaugural flight certificate in gratitude for their support at the boarding gate. After the aircraft touched down at Okinawa, the flight crew and passengers were warmly received by Hong Kong Airlines local staff. 

The newly added HX228 to Hangzhou departed Hong Kong at 1700. Before departure, Stanley Kan, Hong Kong Airlines Director of Service Delivery, presented aircraft models and inaugural flight certificates to all passengers to commemorate the flight launch. Flight crew and passengers were also welcomed by Hong Kong Airlines representatives at Hangzhou upon arrival.

Details of the additional flights are as follows:
Flight no. Route Depart/Arrival time* Frequency
HX678 (new)  Hong Kong to Okinawa 09:05 / 12:25  Daily
HX658 11:10 / 14:30  
HX677(new)  Okinawa to Hong Kong 13:25 / 15:15 
HX657 15:30 / 17:20
*All local time.  The schedule may subject to change without prior notice.

Flight no. Route Depart/Arrival time* Frequency
HX126 Hong Kong to Hangzhou 09:30 / 11:50 Daily
HX228 (new)  17:00 / 19:30 
HX128 21:55 / 23:55
HX129 Hangzhou to
Hong Kong
08:10 / 10:30
HX127 12:50 / 15:10
HX229 (new)  20:30 / 23:00 
*All local time.  The schedule may subject to change without prior notice.

The celebrations follow a similar one carried out in honour of for first Ho Chi Minh flight on March 17. The Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong-Ho Chi Minh route is operated by Airbus A320 configured with an all-economy class, and flies every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

The new flight service to Ho Chi Minh City is complemented by the Airlines' daily flight to Hanoi, making it a total of 10 weekly flights between Hong Kong and Vietnam.
The flight schedule for Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) is as follows:
Flight no.  Route  Departure/Arrival time*  Frequency 
HX534 Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City 12:20/13:55 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
HX535 Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong 14:55/18:30 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
 *All local time 

For more details, please visit http://www.hkairlines.com, or call the Hong Kong Airlines Call Center at +852 3151 1888 (Hong Kong).