HX To Make N.A. Debut With Year-Round, Daily HKG-YVR Service
Hong Kong Airlines has announced it will offer non-stop daily service between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) starting on 30JUN, 2017.
This year-round service marks the airline's North American debut and will offer increased access from Vancouver to Hong Kong, a global hub for commerce, culture and cuisine.
"Hong Kong Airlines is a well-known, family-friendly airline based in a world class city, and we are thrilled to be able to offer the public even more options to travel between Vancouver and Hong Kong," said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.
"Every new airline that chooses to fly to YVR means more jobs for the local economy and creates new opportunities for British Columbians."
Hong Kong Airlines (HX) will initially operate the route using an Airbus 330-200 with 283 seats. Founded in 2006, the airline operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, with 34 planes and an average aircraft age of 4.1 years.
YVR continues to make progress as a hub for travel from North America to Asia. Earlier this week MU announced it would launch 3X-weekly NKG-YVR service on 20DEC.