Hong Kong Airlines’ first flight to Los Angeles takes off;
[Hong Kong ▪ 18 December 2017] Hong Kong Airlines today commenced its new service to Los Angeles further cementing 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 centre 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 by the Airbus A350, which is equipped with a number of modern amenities designed to enhance the passenger experience. This includes inflight WiFi – of which the first 15 minutes are available free to all passengers – as well as a brand new inflight entertainment system, which boasts an expanded catalogue of over 100 entertainment content including the latest movies and TV programmes, 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 in the US city. 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,” said 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.”