Hong Kong Airlines will launch extra flights to two Asian capital cities next month, following the recent addition of a new aircraft to its fleet.
Having taken delivery of its 30th aircraft, an Airbus A320, last week, the Hong Kong-based carrier has now unveiled plans to launch six more weekly flights to Beijing and five extra flights to Hanoi.
Effective 1 May 2016, the new Hong Kong-Beijing services will operate every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These will run in addition to the existing daily flight on the route, for a total frequency of 13 flights per week.
Then on 15 May, Hong Kong Airlines will launch new Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday departures to Hanoi. These extra flights will double the frequency of the route to 10 flights per week.
“Recent years have witnessed the growing demand of both business and travel between Hong Kong and Hanoi. And there has been an upsurge in demand for flight service between Hong Kong and Beijing over the years. With the support of our expanding fleet, we hope to strengthen our network by adding frequency to destinations including Hanoi and Beijing, providing a solid foundation for the airline to develop from regional to international, and to offer more choices for our passengers,” said Li Dianchun, Hong Kong Airlines’ chief commercial officer.
Following the addition of its 30th aircraft, the average age of Hong Kong Airlines’ fleet stands at just 3.5 years, making it one of the youngest in the world.