Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will launch a new non-stop service between Hong Kong and San Francisco from 25 March 2018. The new service will expand the airline’s presence in North America, following the launch of its services to Vancouver on 30 June 2017 and Los Angeles on 18 December 2017.
The timing of the new service ensures that travellers arrive in San Francisco early in the morning – particularly enticing for those seeking to maximise their time in The Golden City. In turn, an evening arrival back in Hong Kong guarantees passengers a restful sleep, following a long flight.
Hong Kong Airlines’ new Hong Kong-San Francisco service will be operated by its brand new Airbus A350. The fuel-efficient wide body aircraft features a total of 334 seats, with 33 in Business Class, 108 in Economy Comfort and 193 in Economy Class.
Mr Li Dian Chun, chief commercial officer of Hong Kong Airlines said: “Our transition from a regional airline to a global carrier continues to gain traction, as San Francisco becomes our third destination in North America. According to San Francisco International Airport, it served an all-time record of 53.1 million passengers last year, which represented a 6.1 percent growth year on year. We anticipate even more growth in the future. As a popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, we are delighted to offer passengers with more flexibility and options when travelling to The Golden City.”
“We are honoured that Hong Kong Airlines has made SFO a key part of their growth strategy in the United States,” said Mr Ivar C. Satero, director of San Francisco International Airport. “This move reinforces our Airport as the global gateway to the world’s foremost center of technology, innovation, and tourism.”