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Hong Kong Airlines launches flights to Kuching, Malaysia

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will become the only carrier providing direct twice-weekly flight service between Hong Kong and Kuching, Malaysia, when services launch on May 28th.

The new service will be operated by an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia.

Kuching is Sarawak’s capital city, as well as one of the largest cities in the island of Borneo.

Since Kuching sounds like the Malaysian word for cat, it is commonly translated as the “Cat City”.


Cats can be found in every corner of the city, ranging from cat statues to Cat Museum, attracting cat lovers from around the world.

For travellers who like to dig deeper into the beauty a city, the unique history and culture, as well as nature and wildlife of Kuching will never disappoint you.

In Bako Natural Park, you may immerse yourself in a tranquil wilderness walking along the forest trail, and learn more about the diverse habitat at Borneo.

Li Dianchun, chief commercial officer of Hong Kong Airlines, said: “We are delighted to launch our first direct service to Malaysia following the inaugural of Phnom Penh, Cambodia in February.

“With the end of rainy season, we believe Kuching will become another popular travel destination this year, and further strengthen our network in Asia.

“This will also offer passengers more diverse options for business and leisure travel.”