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Hong Kong Market Lands New Route To Los Angeles With American Airlines

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American Airlines has today launched an all new route between Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The new service reinforces the airline’s commitment to the Hong Kong market, following its debut with a Dallas/ Fort Worth route in 2014.

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Erwan Perhirin, Vice President, Asia Pacific, American Airlines, introduces the new Hong Kong – Los Angeles service at today’s media lunch.

From today, Hong Kong travelers will benefit from connecting via Los Angeles with more than 220 daily flights to over 70 destinations around the world when travelling with American Airlines – more than any other carrier operating in Los Angeles International Airport. Traveling on Boeing 777-300ER, all passengers will have access to international onboard wi-fi, universal AC power outlets and USB ports, and a personal seat-back entertainment screens with up to 250 movies, 160 TV programs, 13 radio channels, 375 albums and 20 games. Passengers in First and Business Class will be able to enjoy fully lie-flat seats and a walk-up bar in the premium cabin. They will also receive an amenity kit custom bag designed by famous American designer’s brand Cole Haan, plus a stylish pajama set for premium comfort.

“We are delighted to launch our second route between Hong Kong and the USA,” said Erwan Perhirin, American Airlines’ Vice President of Asia Pacific. “We are committed to the Hong Kong market and are excited to increase our presence to connect more world travelers between the two wonderful cities.”

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Executives of American Airlines and Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board today celebrate American Airlines’ launch of a second route between Hong Kong and the USA.

Known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Los Angeles offers a vibrant dining scene, a wide array of outdoor activities, beautiful beaches as well as famous attractions such as the Getty Museum. New to the destination include contemporary art museum The Broad, frequently visited by celebrities and millennials; award-winning food stalls at Grand Central Market; and OUE Skyspace L.A., California’s tallest open-air observation deck featuring an enclosed glass slide situated 1,000 feet above the ground.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is in the midst of a US$14 billion modernization program, which includes a Terminal 4 Connector opening this year. It will provide a secure connection for American Airlines passengers to go between Terminal 4 and Tom Bradley International Terminal, allowing easier access for those needing to reach a connecting flight without having to recheck their baggage. LAX also boasts more than 80 culinary and shopping locations throughout its terminals, which travelers can access with a valid same-day departure boarding pass to sample L.A. famous local staples such as Border Grill, Umami Burger and ink.sack.

The new flight path marks American’s second route in Hong Kong and fourteenth in Asia Pacific. The launch follows growing demand in the region for business and leisure travel between the two continents.

“We are proud to welcome American Airlines’ new route between Hong Kong (HKG) and Los Angeles (LAX) with convenient non-stop service for travelers,” said Kathryn Smits, Vice President of International Tourism of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “The addition of this new service is critical to our goal of increasing visitation from the Asia-Pacific region with Hong Kong serving as a key gateway.”

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American Airlines executives and distinguished guests celebrate the newly launched Hong Kong – Los Angeles service at the official ribbon cutting ceremony today.

From left to right:

  • Kate Chang, Regional Director – China, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
  • Erwan Perhirin, Vice President, Asia Pacific, American Airlines
  • Vivian Cheung, Deputy Director, Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • Russ Fortson, Director, Asia Pacific Operations, American Airlines
  • Thomas Scruby, Commercial Director, Hong Kong, Southern China and South East Asia, American Airlines
Inaugural Schedule: HKG-LAX (September 7, 2016) LAX-HKG (September 7, 2016)
    Departs HKG at 8:20 p.m. Departs LAX at 1:55 a.m.
    Arrives at LAX at 6:40 p.m.
(same day)
Arrives at HKG at 8:10 a.m.
(next day)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER  
Multimedia: Video and  photo  

“Hong Kong is a premium market as well as the world’s largest cargo market,” said Art Torno, Senior Vice President, International and Cargo. “Deploying the B777-300ER, our largest aircraft on HKG-LAX route is the best option for both our passenger and cargo needs.”

American’s new Los Angeles-Hong Kong service will be operated as part of our joint business with Japan Airlines.

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