Celebrating the launch of Hong Kong Airlines’ new service at San Francisco Airport on 25 March were Doug Yakel, Public Information Officer, San Francisco Airport; George Liu, Chief Marketing Officer, Hong Kong Airlines and Mark Chandler, Director of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce. The route will be served four times weekly with A350-900s.
- Hong Kong Airlines commenced its latest connection to North America on 25 March beginning flights between Hong Kong (HKG) and San Francisco (SFO). The carrier will operate the 11,124-kilometre airport pair four times weekly with its new A350-900 fleet. It will face direct competition from Cathay Pacific (20 weekly flights), Singapore Airlines (7) and United Airlines (7). This becomes the airline’s third destination in North America, following the successful launch of services to Vancouver and Los Angeles in 2017. “We are thrilled to launch our new service between Hong Kong and San Francisco, connecting two great cities with a non-stop direct flight,” said George Liu, Chief Marketing Officer, Hong Kong Airlines. “While Hong Kong Airlines is relatively new to the North American market, we are committed to offering a value proposition to our customers, including the deployment of the Airbus A350, one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world, and ensuring customers enjoy an exceptional in-flight service delivered by our energetic crew,” he added. “We are pleased to welcome the launch of Hong Kong Airlines’ new nonstop service to SFO,” said Ivar Satero, Airport Director, San Francisco Airport. “As only the second destination in the US, we are honored that Hong Kong Airlines has made our airport an important part of its growth strategy. This reinforces SFO as the premier international gateway to the San Francisco Bay Area.”