Full-service carrier Hong Kong Airlines will launch its first daily direct service to Auckland, New Zealand on 10 November 2016. It will deploy A330-200 aircraft with 283 seats, including 24 business class seats, on the route.
Chief commercial officer of Hong Kong Airlines, Li Dianchun, said: “With the success of our service to Australia earlier this year, Hong Kong Airlines is more than delighted to announce this second long-haul service, operating daily to Auckland, New Zealand.
“There has been a steady increase year on year in the number of Hong Kong and China travellers visiting New Zealand. According to official figures by New Zealand Government1, as of March 2016, the total number of visitors from Hong Kong and China has recorded a rise in 19.1% and 27.8% respectively.
“Leveraging on our connectivity in Asia via the international hub Hong Kong, we believe this Hong Kong Airlines new service to Auckland will be welcomed by passengers from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Okinawa, Tokyo, Bangkok and Taipei, offering them more travel options.”
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service, Hong Kong-based airline with a wide destination network covering over 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Sapporo, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa.
The current operating fleet is made up of 30 Airbus aircraft with an average age of around 3.5 years, consisting of 25 passenger aircraft and five freighters, being one of the youngest fleet in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed 4-star rating from Skytrax since 2011.
The flight schedule for the Auckland, New Zealand route is as follows (*All Times Local):
|Flight No.||Route||Departure/Arrival Time*||Frequency|
|HX021||Hong Kong to Auckland||15:20/ 07:30 +1||Daily|
|HX022||Auckland to Hong Kong||09:30 / 15:55||Daily|
#Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice.
Edited by William Sykes