Gatwick Airport has announced Hong Kong Airlines has chosen the airport to operate a daily Club Class service to Hong Kong from March 2012.
The news will see business passengers based in London and the south-east of England offered an easy point-to-point link to the second largest market in Asia.
The airline will operate the Airbus A330-200 in a unique Club Class seating configuration - Club Premier and Club Classic - out of the newly renovated North Terminal.
Gatwick is presently investing £1.2 billion to transform the airport to provide new, modern facilities to significantly enhance the passenger journey to, through and from the airport.
Departing passengers can now experience faster check-in and security processes, enjoy the extensive retail and restaurant offers in the departure lounges, and get away on time.
Arriving passengers are experiencing swifter taxiing to gates, less time queuing at the border zones, shorter waits at baggage reclaim and accessible information to make informed choices about onward travel and leisure options.
Guy Stephenson, chief commercial officer said: “We are very excited to welcome Hong Kong Airlines to Gatwick.
“This is a unique service which provides a real choice to business and premium leisure traffic to one of the world’s great cities, with excellent connections to other points in Asia.”