Hong Kong Airlines is a Hong Kong-based airline, with its headquarters based in Tung Chung, Hong Kong, and has its hub airport at Hong Kong International Airport.
Hong Kong Airlines joined IATA in 2010 and 2011 was awarded four-star rating by Skytrax.
Hong Kong Airlines flies to many destinations including Bankgok, Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Chendu, Chiang Mai, Chongqing, Denpasar, Hangzhou, Haikou, Kagoshima, Kaohsiung, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Okinawa, Phuket, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Taichung 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.
Hong Kong Airlines' fleet consists of A330s and A320s.
Passengers are entitled to 1 piece of baggage of up to 20 kg 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.
Frequent Flyer Program
Passengers with Hong Kong Airlines 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 Airways and Lucky Air.
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.
17th October 2017
Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A350 inflight Internet
Passengers travelling with Hong Kong Airlines can now connect to the Internet aboard its new Airbus A350 aircraft: currently darting between Hong Kong, Bangkok and Taipei, but soon stretching its wings to Los Angeles and San Francisco – longer flights where being online has much more appeal.
A range of plans are available, starting at 15 minutes of free surfing through to unlimited time and data for productive business travellers and social media enthusiasts.
Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A350 inflight Internet: plans
Whether you're connecting from a smartphone, tablet or laptop, four plans are available to choose from:
- Free WiFi: 15 minutes with no data limit but speeds capped at 64kbps, unlocked after you watch a short video
- Chat Pass (US$2.95): Unlimited time, 20MB data limit, speeds capped at 64kbps
- 1 Hour Pass (US$4.95): 60 minutes of continuous access, no data limit
- Flight Pass (US$11.95): Unlimited time and data on one flight
That's a great range of options and more than many other airlines provide, catering to a variety of needs: whether that's more data, more time or both, plus a no-cost option which allows you to try the service with no obligation, before considering a purchase of one of the paid plans.
We particularly appreciate that the 'Flight Pass' option doesn't have a data cap, so even though inflight Internet speeds aren't typically fast to begin with, syncing your email or downloading large files like PowerPoint presentations won't cause your connection to wind down early.
15th September 2017
Hong Kong Airlines flies A350 regional service in W17
Hong Kong Airlines this week adjusted planned winter 2017/18 regional service, effective 29OCT17. This includes planned Airbus A350 operation for regional route. Planned A350 regional service as follow.
Hong Kong – Shanghai Hongqiao eff 18DEC17 1 daily
Hong Kong – Taipei Taoyuan 29OCT17 – 17DEC17 HX252/253, HX282/283
The carrier’s A350 aircraft will begin operating Hong Kong – Los Angeles route 4 times a week from 18DEC17, increasing to daily from 16JAN18.
6th September 2017
Hong Kong Airlines boost Bangkok Airways codeshare from August 2017
Hong Kong Airlines in mid-August 2017 further expanded codeshare partnership with Bangkok Airways, covering the latter’s service to Laos and Myanmar. Approximately from 18AUG17, planned new codeshare routes as follow.
Hong Kong Airlines operated by Bangkok Airways
Bangkok – Nay Pyi Taw
Bangkok – Vientiane
Bangkok – Yangon
5th September 2017
Hong Kong Airlines (HX, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) has taken delivery of its first A350-900 following the arrival of B-LGA (msn 124) at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok on Thursday, August 31. The aircraft is one of four being leased from AerCap with the HNA Group unit expecting a total of twenty-one of the type to arrive in future. The twinjets will feature a total of 334 seats including 33 in business class, 108 in premium economy, and 193 in economy. According to an airline statement, B-LGA will begin revenue operations on September 10 with crew training and familiarization flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi followed by Taipei Taoyuan and Shanghai Pudong. Thereafter, A350 service to Los Angeles Int'l will begin on December 18. During the course of 2018, Hong Kong Airlines intends to use the A350 to develop more long-haul services in the United States and Europe including San Francisco, CA and New York JFK as well as London.
17th August 2017
Hong Kong Airlines to begin 4X-weekly Hong Kong (HKG) - Los Angeles (LAX) Airbus A350 service from December 18th, 2017 - January 15th 2018.
Daily HKG-LAX service from January 16th - March 10th 2018
Daily HKG-LAX service from March 11th - March 24th 2018.
4th August 2017
Hong Kong Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Fiji Airways
Hong Kong Airlines and Fiji Airways signed a codeshare agreement on August 3 to offer customers enhanced connectivity and seamless connections between six major destinations in the South Pacific and Asia.
Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines’ “HX” code will be placed on Fiji Airways’ flights between Hong Kong and Nadi (Fiji), as well as Nadi and Auckland. At the same time, Fiji Airways will put its “FJ” code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka, according to Fiji Airways.
Mr Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer, Hong Kong Airlines said, “The commencement of our partnership with Fiji Airways is good news for passengers of both airlines. Our passengers now have a new choice to enjoy the white sandy beaches and aesthetically pleasing islands of Fiji under an all-year-round sunny weather. Meanwhile, we are excited to welcome more new friends from Fiji onboard Hong Kong Airlines’ flight to explore the bustling contemporary city of Hong Kong which embodies the unique “east-meets-west” culture.”
Mr. Andre Viljoen, Managing Director and CEO, Fiji Airways also said: “We’re delighted to have an excellent partner, Hong Kong Airlines, to help expand our footprint in Northeast Asia. This is a key part of our growth and presence in the region, and the three destinations are welcome additions to our network. The arrangement will allow through check-in of customers and their luggage all the way to their final destinations, offering convenient transit options in Hong Kong and Nadi. We look forward to welcoming more Asian travelers to our home, Fiji, one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations.”
Fiji Airways onboard service has been enhanced for the comfort of Asian guests and come with Asian menus and availability of Mandarin & Cantonese interpreters on every flight between Hong Kong and Nadi. Just as importantly, Fijians can now explore six new key destinations in Asia with Hong Kong Airlines through a seamless and convenient one-stop in Hong Kong.
Flight tickets between Hong Kong and Nadi, as well as Nadi and Auckland under the codeshare agreement can be purchased via travel agents or through both airlines’ sales offices and call centres from today onwards. The sales of flight tickets between Hong Kong and Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka will commerce in late August.
30th June 2017
Hong Kong Airlines entering largest Asia-Europe market
Hong Kong to London is the largest market between Asia and Europe for total passengers and premium passengers. It is a logical destination for HNA's Hong Kong Airlines, which is embarking on long haul expansion and in Aug-2017 receives its first A350.
The Hong Kong-London market has nearly returned to its 2007 size, when Oasis Hong Kong briefly served the cities. Unlike Oasis, Hong Kong Airlines is a full service and network airline; Oasis only served London and Vancouver. Hong Kong Airlines will have a normal economy and business offering, unlike its all premium A330 Hong Kong-London Gatwick service in 2012.
In the last five years since its all premium folly Hong Kong Airlines has grown significantly and matured, although it still lacks a strong home market perception. Hong Kong Airlines can be expected to form a JV on the route, although it is unclear whether it will be able to command a yield premium.
14th June 2017
Hong Kong Airlines launches own cadet pilot programme, the airline has announced
A lack of available qualified pilots has pushed Hong Kong Airlines to launch its own cadet pilot programme, in an effort to fill vacancies for its expanding fleet of aircraft.
With the mainland-owned airline expecting to increase its fleet size to 50 by the end of 2019 from 33 at present, it is partnering with a flight academy to begin training eight to 15 candidates this year.
Candidates will go through a 70-week training course, 15 weeks longer than its bigger rival Cathay Pacific Airways’ existing training programme.
The programme allows people with no flight experience to apply, and it costs Hong Kong Airlines about HK$1 million for each candidate.
“This is going to support career establishment of a new generation in Hong Kong,” Hong Kong Airlines vice-chairman Tang King-shing said at a three-day job expo which drew 4,000 job seekers on Friday. Tang retired in 2011 as the city’s police commissioner.
The training centre, which is located in New Zealand, is run by L3 Commercial Training Solutions.
Vice-president and principal of the training centre, Anthony Petteford, believed the location was better suited for potential pilots based in Hong Kong compared to Cathay Pacific’s flight training centre which is located in Adelaide in Australia.
“New Zealand weather is different from the weather in Adelaide, which means they actually get to fly in real weather, real clouds, get to experience all seasons, which means they will have skills in flying in real conditions,” he said.
Applications are open from Friday to the end of July. Applicants are required to fork out a non-refundable application fee of HK$3,000.
5th June 2017
Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter codeshare agreement
Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity between Hong Kong and Thailand.
Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines customers can now travel with Bangkok Airways to Koh Samui directly from Hong Kong or via Bangkok using its domestic flights between Bangkok and Koh Samui.
The codeshare flights has opened for sale on 1 June 2017 and for travel effective from the same day.
13th April 2017
Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines enter codeshare partnership
Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines have entered into codeshare partnership to provide more flight options to travellers flying between Hong Kong and Seoul, the capital city of Korea. Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines place their marketing codes on each other’s flights between Hong Kong and Seoul. The codeshare allows customers of both Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines to choose from a total of 5 daily flights when they travel between the two Asian business cities. By connecting the hubs of the two airlines, the codeshare does not only benefit customers travelling between Hong Kong and Seoul, it also allows travellers to seamlessly transfer when they travel on an itinerary to or from other destinations that includes flights operated by both carriers.
10th April 2017
Hong Kong Airlines has signed a deal with the travel media company Ink, in order to reinvent its in-flight magazine Aspire.
The new design will be issued from April 2017 onwards. With an average monthly audience of more than 530,000 loyal travellers, Aspire emphasises stunning, full-page visuals and photo essays, bringing destinations to life for all readers.
Hong Kong Airlines announced it was planning to expand service to Vietnam as the airline begins Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City operation. Effective 20JUL17 from HKG, 2-class Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route 5 times a week.
Hong Kong Airlines announced it was resuming direct services to Ho Chi Minh City starting 20 July 2017, further strengthening its network in Asia. The route will run 5 times weekly and aircraft A320 will be deployed.
Hong Kong Airlines announced it was planning to start services to Vancouver. The airlines celebrated its 10th anniversary in November and has received a four-star rating from Skytrax, an independent airline review site, for six consecutive years. Last year, the company expanded to 11 new destinations, including Gold Coast, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Seoul, South Korea. It now has 36 destinations and 13 codeshare partners in Hong Kong. Daily flights between Hong Kong and Vancouver will begin on June 30 with an A330 aircraft featuring18 business class and 246 economy seats.
30th March 2017
Hong Kong Airlines has expansion plans for its aircraft, around the Asia-Pacific region.
The airline has 8 Airbus A330s and 20 A350s on order and will also double its fleet in the not too distant future. Along with the expansion, Hong Kong Airlines also plans to renovate the aircraft by refitting new seats and replacing old ones. They will feature the flatbed feature and as well on the twin-aisle fleet, which will be more comfortable for passengers.
23rd February 2017
Hong Kong Airlines, and Jet Airways, India’s international airlines, have entered a codeshare partnership in order to help significantly enhance connectivity between India and the Asia-Pacific region. It will also enhance connectivity for Jet Airways passengers from Mumbai and Delhi via Hong Kong to multiple destination in the Asia pacific region including to first time codeshare destinations, such as. Okinawa in Japan.
1st December 2016
Hong Kong airlines plans to expand its network into Norther America with the launch of non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Vancouver form June 2017. The service will commence from 30th June 2017, using a 283-seat Airbus A330-200 but likely to be switched to the A350-900 once the first of its aircraft are delivered towards the end of next year
In March 2016, Hong Kong celebrated its inaugural daily direct service to Okayama, Japan. The new service allows the airline to be the first and only carrier between Hong Kong and Okayama.
In 2015, Hong Kong Airlines continued to grow by launching Miyazaki, Yancheng and Nanchang routes and increased frequencies for Bangkok, Kagoshima and Nanjing. In addition, it was awarded the HKIA Airport Safety Recognition Scheme Awards.