The passengers and flight crew of Hong Kong Airlines’ first service from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh received a warm welcome on arrival. The airline will be competing with Cathay Pacific Airways and Vietnam Airlines for customers between the two cities.
- Hong Kong Airlines on Monday 17 March began thrice-weekly flights between Hong Kong (HKG) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) in Vietnam. The airline will operate A320s on the 1,505-kilometre route, and will face direct competition from Cathay Pacific Airways (15 weekly flights), Vietnam Airlines (10 weekly flights) and United Airlines (daily flights). This becomes the airline’s 22nd destination from Hong Kong, and second in Vietnam, as it already serves Hanoi with daily flights. In the first two months of 2014 passenger numbers at Hong Kong Airport have risen by 6.6%. In the last 12 months the airport has handled just over 60 million passengers.