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What’s new for Hong Kong Airlines?

Planning on travelling? We check in with Hong Kong Airlines – which celebrated its tenth anniversary last year – to see what it’s offering passengers this season. Here’s what’s new.

Hong Kong Airlines has made some cool in-flight changes
Hong Kong Airlines has made some cool in-flight changes

#1 Hello, Canada!

Making its North American debut, Hong Kong Airlines is launching a direct daily flight to Vancouver at the end of June. The Airbus A330 will depart Hong Kong at the family-friendly time of 12.30pm, and have passengers touching down in British Columbia in time for morning tea. A popular destination year-round, the city of Vancouver has so much to offer and the airline is thrilled to be able to offer visitors, and Canadians citizens returning home, more options.

#2 Welcome aboard

Along with this new destination come some cool in-flight additions to make the travel experience more enjoyable. As an extra luxury while you fly, the airline’s on-board amenities kits have recently been given a makeover. Featuring iconic symbols of Hong Kong on the outside, and toiletries from French skincare brand L’Occitane, a dental kit, earplugs, eye mask and socks on the inside, the unique sets provide maximum comfort on those long-hauls. The in-flight magazine Aspire has also had an overhaul that saw the airline partnering with global travel media company Ink. Read by over half a million travellers each year, the mag is loaded with inspiring stories, photo essays and destination information. The new design is also eco-conscious, made with FSC paper, and tying in with the airline’s environmental initiatives. You’ll be reading the magazine before you know it, too, thanks to six new self-service options – from check-in to self-boarding; it’s an award-winning DIY service that makes the whole process quicker and smoother, getting you away sooner.

#3 VIP Travel

More and more people are choosing to fly business class on their holidays, and Hong Kong Airlines’ prices make this luxury just that little bit more affordable. To add to the experience, the airline is set to launch a new VIP lounge in the Midfield Concourse of Hong Kong International Airport. At 1,350 square metres, the glamorous lounge will be double the size of the current “Club Bauhinia” lounge.

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This article first appeared in the June/July edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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