Hong Kong Airlines launched a new Airbus A350 service connecting San Francisco to Hongkong last March 25. This is a milestone for the airline as it continues to expand its presence in North America, following the successful launch of service from Vancouver in Canada to Los Angeles to Hongkong last year. San Francisco is the airlines’ third destination in North America.
Doug Yakel, public information officer, San Francisco International Airport, George Liu, chief marketing officer, Hong Kong Airlines, Mark Chandler, director of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce and Mark Farrell, mayor of the City and County of San Francisco graced the occasion.
A press conference was held at the boarding gate to welcome the arrival of the first Hongkong Airlines flight into San Francisco, HX060. A presentation followed about the latest development of Hongkong Airlines.
Liu started with welcome remarks and said, “Our very first inaugural flight from San Francisco to Hongkong is a full flight. We achieved almost 100 percent loading. The people from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and people around the U.S. really take advantage of this huge services that Hongkong Airlines is bringing to the Bay area.”
“We always strive to deliver more services, more fun and we also do it with passion from our very dynamic and energetic cabin crew,” Liu added.
Farrell congratulated Hongkong Airlines and proclaimed March 25 “Hong Kong Airlines Day in San Francisco.”
Attendees had the opportunity to tour the aircraft interiors and see off the first departure to Hong Kong.
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.
The flight time between Hong Kong and San Francisco is approximately 13 hours. Flight schedule is as follows* (All times local)
Flight Number Route/Departure Time Arrival Time/Frequency
(25 March 2018 – 30 June 2018)
HX060 Hong Kong to San Francisco 1220 1015 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
HX061 San Francisco to Hong Kong 1200 1725+1 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
* Schedule is subject to government approval
* Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice
For more details and sales, please visit www.hkairlines.com , or contact Hong Kong Airlines Call Center hotlines (852) 3916 3666 (Hong Kong), (+1) (855) 393 3880 (U.S & Canada Toll Free).
(Photo by R. Manalansan)