Hong Kong Airlines is an airline based in Tung Chung, Hong Kong and were founded in 2006. The airline flies out from its main hub, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The airline joined IATA in 2010 and in 2011 was awarded a four-star rating by Skytrax. The airline flies to 28 destinations in Asia including Bangkok, Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Denpasar, Haikou, Kagoshima, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Phuket, Shanghai, Tokyo, Manila, and many others. Hong Kong Airlines has codeshare agreements with Air India, Air Seychelles, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and many others.
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The airline's fleet consists of 39 aircraft with 10 more on order:
Online check-in is available from 48 hours before your flight. Online check-in closes one and a half hours prior to the flight's departure. For flights to and from the US, online check-in is only available 24 hours before departure. Be aware that passengers requiring special assistance, unaccompanied minors and small children cannot use online check-in.
Customers are advised to get to the check-in desk at least two hours before the flight.
For Business Class customers, each passenger is allowed two pieces of cabin baggage and Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage. Carry-on baggage must not exceed the overall dimension of 115 cm or 56cm x 36cm x 23cm and must not weigh over 7kg.
Passengers are entitled to 1 piece of baggage of up to 20kg in Economy Class on all routes except to Australia and 30kg in Business Class. Platinum or Gold Fortune Wings members are allowed an extra 30kg or extra 20kg for Silver members. Passengers flying to Australia in Economy Class are allowed 30kg of checked baggage and 40 kg in Business Class. Customers are allowed to check one bicycle free of charge as long as it weighs no more than 23kg and you contact the airline 24 hours prior to departure. For more information on flying with a bicycle, please visit the Alternative Airlines "Flying with a Bike" page.
Hong Kong International Airlines has two classes the economy class and the business class.
Economy Class is the airline's premium cabin class with the best standard of service.
In addition, each passenger can order a hot meal, enjoy the fresh flavours of Hong Kong and other international cuisines. A lot of care and efforts have been added to the design of the culinary experience. You'll be given an amenity kit from offering you extra comfort including a sleep mask, comfortable cotton socks, earplugs and cream. You'll also be given the privilege of priority boarding and baggage handling.
On long-haul flights, passengers are set in a 2 x 4 x 2 or 3 x 3 x 3 formation, with each seat giving between 30–34 inches of pitch and 18 inches of width. On short-haul and medium-haul flights, seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation and give 31–34 inches of pitch and 18 inches of width.
The airline doesn't offer Premium Economy. For more comfort, passengers can choose the affordable Business Class cabin class.
Business Class is the airline's premium cabin class with the best standard of service.
On the ground, Business Class passengers can enjoy priority check-in and boarding and access to the VIP lounge. In addition to this, Business Class passengers are given priority baggage delivery, which ensures that all baggage from Business Class passengers is prioritised.
Onboard, passengers are given 180-degree flatbed seats, an exclusive amenity kit, the option to order gourmet food and drink from the airline's inflight menu.
Business Class seats are set out in a 1-2-1 formation and each has 44 inches of pitch and 23 inches of width. The seats transform into 180-degree full-flat beds and have personal TV monitor fitted.
The airline doesn't offer a First Class cabin. The highest-tier of cabin class that the airline offers is Business Class.
As of 1st December 2019, Hong Kong Airlines in-flight entertainment has been suspended until further notice.
The meals and beverages that are served onboard vary by flight whether it’s a traditional local dish such as spicy eggplant with minced pork and steamed rice, tofu dessert or a classic Hong Kong snack.
Hong Kong Airlines offer a wide selection of special meals to meet your dietary, medical and religious requirements and all you need to do is make a request at least 24 hours before your flight schedule with the Hong Kong Airlines reservation office.
As of 1st December 2019, Hong Kong Airlines in-flight entertainment has been suspended until further notice.
The airline does have Wi-Fi services on selected flights only.
Passengers are entitled to use the Fortune Wings Club for their frequent flyer program points. The Fortune Wings Club is a global frequent flyer programme designed for Hong Kong Airlines and its sister airlines, including Grand China Air, Grand China Express, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Express and Lucky Air. The 5 membership tiers are Fortune Wings, Select, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Membership benefits include air ticket redemption and upgrade, VIP members have additional privileges of dedicated First or Business Class check-in counters, lounge access, bonus mileage and extra baggage allowance.
Hong Kong Airlines is part of the Oneworld airline alliance which includes other airlines such as Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, LanChile and Qantas – is the most international airline alliance in the world.
For flights departing from Hong Kong, the airline will accept pets as checked baggage but they are not permitted to fly in the cabin (excluding service dogs). Passengers flying with pets must provide all documentation required by the local government. For flights arriving in Hong Kong, pets and animals must be carried by cargo and are not allowed to be carried as checked luggage. For more information on flying with pets and service animals, please visit our page on Pets, Service and Emotional Support Animals.
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Hong Kong Airlines is based at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok and is the main airport for Hong Kong. Apart from Cathay Pacific, it also serves as the main hub for other airlines such as Hong Kong Express Airways. Greater Bay Airlines, a new airline launching in Hong Kong, would be based at Hong Kong International Airport. Other airlines which use Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) include Air Astana, Air Seychelles, Bangkok Airways, Beijing Capital Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand, China Eastern Airlines, JetLite, Garuda Indonesia, PAL Express, and soon South Pacific Airlines. The airport has two runways and has a 65 million passengers capacity per annum. The airport is one of the hubs of Oneworld alliance.
Hong Kong International Airport's restaurants and shops are open 24 hours a day. Terminal 1 has around 50 different shops with everything from electrical stores to fashion. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) was is widely-known worldwide as one of the best airports for shopping.
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6th June 2018
Hong Kong Airlines and Israel's EL AL Sign Codeshare Agreement
Wang Liya, vice chairman and president of Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) and Michael Strassburger, vice president of commercial and industry affairs at EL AL signed the codeshare agreement. HKA and Israel’s carrier EL AL have entered into a codeshare agreement, aiming to expand their international itineraries and offer their passengers more travel options. As part of the agreement – which is subject to government approval – Hong Kong Airlines will place its “HX” code on EL AL’s flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. Furthermore, EL AL Israel Airlines will add its “LY” code on HKA flights between Hong Kong and Auckland in New Zealand, Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka in Japan, as well as Seoul in South Korea.
“This collaboration reaffirms our commitment to going global… Given the culturally rich yet modern appeal of Tel Aviv, there is huge travel potential and we are excited to bring travellers from all around the world to this beautiful city…” Hong Kong Airlines Vice Chairman and President Wang Liya said in an announcement. HKA currently serves the New Zealand city five-times weekly and offers multiple daily frequencies to the other popular Asian cities. As an added benefit of the agreement, members of Hong Kong Airlines’ frequent flyer program, Fortune Wings Club can earn loyalty points when they travel on EL AL codeshare flights.
EL AL currently operates six weekly flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv with its brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Under the codeshare agreement, EL AL will strengthen its presence in Asia Pacific. “By offering codeshare flights with HKA via the Hong Kong hub, we are able to expand the options for our EL AL customers to various cities throughout the region,” said Michael Strassburger, vice president of commercial and industry affairs at EL AL. EL AL customers travelling in Business Class on HKA will also enjoy exclusive access to the airline’s flagship lounge, Club Autus at Hong Kong International Airport.