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Hong Kong Airlines to launch daily Auckland service

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 19, 2016
Hong Kong Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines will operate the A330-200 to Auckland.

Hong Kong Airlines has announced it will launch daily flights to Auckland from November 10.

“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,” Hong Kong Airlines chief commercial officer Li Dianchun said in a statement on May 13.

“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 the New Zealand Government, as of March 2016, the total number of visitors from Hong Kong and China has recorded a rise of 19.1 per cent and 27.8 per cent respectively.”

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The airline will operate 283-seat Airbus A330-200s on the Auckland route.

Hong Kong Airlines’ Auckland schedule

Flight No.

Route

Departure/Arrival Time*

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Frequency

HX021

Hong Kong to Auckland

15:20/ 07:30 +1

Daily

HX022

Auckland to Hong Kong

09:30 / 15:55

Daily

Hong Kong Airlines currently operates twice weekly flights to the Gold Coast and Cairns – on a Hong Kong-Gold Coast-Cairns-Hong Kong routing. A third weekly service is due to be added in July.

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6 Comments

  • Kim

    says:

    Would be nice to have them here in Perth
    A bit of competition for Cathey Pacific

  • k lane

    says:

    well done Auckland
    Scoreboard for new starts looking great so far

    Air Asia X
    United
    American Airlines
    Qatar Airways
    Hong Kong Airlines
    Philippine Airlines
    ( 3 new mid / long haul routes by Air NZ with another pending )

  • jarden

    says:

    They also may get Hainan and Sichuan Airlines also Polynesian may come back.

  • Right !Well done Auckland
    Scoreboard for new starts looking great thus far

    k.lane
    May, 20, 2016
    @ 7:20 a.m.

    Air Asia X
    United
    American Airlines
    Qatar Airways
    Hong Kong Airlines
    Philippine Airlines
    ( 3 new mid / long haul routes by Air NZ with another pending )
    Pardon the ignorance but do Qantas fly lucrative W Coast USA
    Via Auckland ?

    Or have they withdrawn ( seem to recall quite few other carriers
    route flights thru this v busy port ? )
    Ted.

  • k lane

    says:

    Hi Ted – Qantas ended its Auckland – LAX direct service some years ago and are now re-entering using American Airlines metal from June 2016

  • Jim Thorn

    says:

    Flew Hong Kong Airlines just last week from Beijing to HK. Very impressed, a full service carrier with young aircraft and competent crew. Great to see new carriers, both full service and discount, giving the old hands a rev up in markets they don’t seem to care about.

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