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About Hong Kong Airlines
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
Hong Kong Airlines' fleet consists of A330s and A320s.
Hong Kong Airlines Check-in
Hong Kong Airlines 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 Hong Kong Airlines check-in desk at least two hours before the flight.
Hong Kong Airlines Baggage Allowance
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 maximum dimensions of 22in x 14in x 9in (56cm x 36cm x 23cm) and must not weigh over 7kg (15lbs).
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. 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 Airlines Frequent Flyer Programme
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.
Hong Kong Airlines Pet Policy
For flights departing from Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines 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 to 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 International Airport
Hong Kong Airlines is based at Hong Kong International Airport is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok and is the main airport for Hong Kong. Apart from Cathay Pacific (formerly Dragon Air), it also serves as the main hub for other airlines such as Hong Kong Express Airways. Other airlines which use Hong Kong International Airport include Air Astana, Air Seychelles, Bangkok Airways, Beijing Capital Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand, China Eastern Airlines and Garuda Indonesia. 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 was is widely-known worldwide as one of the best airports for shopping.
Hong Kong Airlines News
6th June 2018
Hong Kong Airlines and Israel's EL AL Sign Codeshare Agreement
Wang Liya, vice chairman and president of Hong Kong Airlines and Michael Strassburger, vice president of commercial and industry affairs at EL AL signed the codeshare agreement. Hong Kong Airlines 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 Hong Kong Airlines 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 travelers from all around the world to this beautiful city…” Hong Kong Airlines Vice Chairman and President Wang Liya said in an announcement. Hong Kong Airlines 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 Hong Kong Airlines 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 Hong Kong Airlines will also enjoy exclusive access to the airline’s flagship lounge, Club Autus at Hong Kong International Airport.
4th June 2018
Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines passengers will have access to Virgin Australia frequent flyer perks
Due to the expansion of the partnership between the airlines, from the beginning of July 2018, some Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines frequent flyers will gain access to airport lounges. Virgin Australia's Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers will be able to enjoy lounge access on some of these airlines routes, however, many flights, in particular, those between Australia and Greater China, Velocity Gold and Platinum members will remain unable to take advantage of this perk.
On the other hand, benefits like priority check-in, priority boarding, and extra checked baggage are more widely available and will be offered on Beijing Capital Airlines and Tianjin Airlines too, as Virgin Australia also expands its codeshare network to cover more destinations in Greater China. Virgin Australia will strengthen their partnership by codesharing on Hainan Airlines' flights from Sydney to Xi'an, Changsha and Haikou; from Melbourne to Xi'an and Changsha; from Brisbane to Shenzhen and from Cairns to Shenzhen, which travellers will be able to book on a VA flight number. This will allow frequent flyers to collect more and more points.
On all Hong Kong Airlines flights, excepting those between Hong Kong and North America, benefits for Velocity Silver members will include priority check-in and an additional checked bag of 32kg in business class or 23kg in economy class. Velocity Gold and Platinum cardholders will receive priority boarding as well as those perks, plus access to Hong Kong Airlines' lounges in Hong Kong, such as the airline's modern Club Autus Lounge.
22nd May 2018
Hong Kong Airlines makes move on Moscow
Among those celebrating the launch of Hong Kong Airlines’ inaugural flight from Hong Kong to Moscow Vnukovo on 18 May were Tang King Shing, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Airlines (third left) and Alexander Kozlov, Consul-General of Russia, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR (fourth left). The airline will operate the 7,145-kilometre route three times weekly with A330-300s until 23 October, with the routes scheduled not to face direct competition.
Hong Kong Airlines launched flights between Hong Kong (HKG) and Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) on 18 May. The carrier will serve the 7,145-kilometre airport pair three times weekly using its fleet of A330-300s facing no direct competition. Tang King Shing, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Airlines said: “Hong Kong Airlines is proud to be the only Hong Kong-based carrier operating a direct service to Moscow. Hong Kong and Russia have enjoyed a strong bilateral partnership as seen in the visa-free arrangements for travel between the two destinations. Our new service will provide more choice and greater convenience as more travellers look to Russia for a holiday getaway.” Alexander Kozlov, Consul General of Russia, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR added: “Russia’s ties with Hong Kong have strengthened substantially over recent years, with tourism being a significant economic driver. I’m therefore very pleased to be a part in this ceremony, which celebrates the launch of Hong Kong Airlines’ new passenger service connecting Hong Kong with Moscow.” The seasonal Moscow Vnukovo link will run until 23 October and is Hong Kong Airlines’ only connection to Europe in S18. The airline last served Russia in 2012 with flights between its home base and Moscow Sheremetyevo, while that year also saw it end its services between Hong Kong and London Gatwick.
16th April 2018
Hong Kong Airlines reveals Boarding Pass Plus
Boarding Pass Plus is Hong Kong airline's new initiative that allows passengers to enjoy privileges upon presentation of a valid Hong Kong Airlines boarding pass at designated merchants. Seven categories of discounts are now offered: Food & Beverages, Hotel Accommodation, Beauty & Wellness, Entertainment & Attractions, Shopping & Lifestyle, Telecommunication and Transportation. All offers are avaiable for any Hong Kong Airlines inbound, outbound and transit passengers.
15th February 2018
Hong Kong Airlines securs Royal Dragon Vidkka
The Singapore-based regional agent Yam Seng Pte has secured a new listing for Royal Dragon Vodka. The Good Luck Edition (one litre) of the vodka is now available onboard Hong Kong Airline’s SkyShop via the duty-free retail specialist DFASS Group. Passengers will have the option of purchasing this luxurious product, which creates a stong impression of the direction Hong Kong Airlines wish to take their fleet.
The Royal Dragon Vodka collection will soon also be available on Singapore Airline’s KrisShop, the agent told DFNI. Royal Dragon Vodka’s Good Luck Edition, known for its hand-blown bottles, innovative design and superior packaging, won Star Product Of The Year (under 100USD) and Best Global Travel Retail Packaging at the Frontier Awards at the TFWA Exhibition in Cannes in 2017.
Jesreen Sidhu, trade manager duty-free for Yam Seng Pte, said: “The addition of direct daily flights between Hong Kong and Los Angeles in 2017, and upcoming new route between Hong Kong and San Francisco to commence mid-2018 makes this listing important for us as it brings the brand’s visibility to an extended network of travellers. “We are excited to have RDV’s Good Luck Edition onboard Hong Kong Airlines in time for Chinese New Year.” The Dutch entrepreneurs behind Royal Dragon Vodka, Ralph Pelzer and Michel Morren, appointed Yam Seng Pte as their travel-retail agent for the Royal brand “in certain regional markets” in October last year.
20th November 2017
Hong Kong Airlines signs AOG logistics contract with B&H Worldwide
B&H Worldwide, the world’s best-in-class aerospace logistics supplier, has signed an AOG and time critical freight services contract with Hong Kong Airlines. B&H will provide a range of time critical solutions to the Special Administrative Region’s regional carrier which serves more than 35 destinations across Asia and the Pacific.
B&H will control the business from its 24/7 365 Hong Kong facility and in particular manage freight import and Customs clearances for Hong Kong Airlines to ensure the timely arrival of its critical engineering parts and supplies. As the carrier continues its expansion programme through the addition of new routes B&H will also provide AOG logistics to and from the new destinations.
By committing to provide timely services with full transparency though utilising its in-house designed IT system, OnTrack, to manage the process Hong Kong Airlines will receive a cost-effective freight solution. Commenting on the new contract, B&H Worldwide CEO, Stuart Allen says: “This further strengthens our relationship with Hong Kong Airlines and we are very excited to be part of their expansion plans. As the airline adds new routes to its network, we will ensure its critical engineering logistics requirements are fully supported via the B&H global network and our suite of aerospace logistics services”.
B&H has Customs experts at all its operating centres to provide country specific specialist knowledge to meet customer requirements and ensure their supply chains are not compromised by unforeseen issues.
The new contract is effective immediately.
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 (formerly Air Pacific) 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.