Hong Kong Airlines has commenced its new service to Los Angeles, further cementing its growing presence in North America, following the launch of a daily service to Vancouver earlier this year.
Los Angeles also becomes the carrier’s first destination in the continental United States, with San Francisco and New York to follow in 2018.
Los Angeles is the cultural, financial and commercial centre of southern California, and is well known all around the world as the home of Hollywood.
Prior to the departure of the fully booked HX068 flight, Hong Kong Airlines held a celebratory event at Hong Kong International Airport to commemorate the official launch of the new route.
Hong Kong Airlines’ new service is operated by the Airbus A350, which is equipped with a number of modern amenities designed to enhance the passenger experience.
The launch of Hong Kong Airlines’ first flight to Los Angeles also marks the introduction of the A350 in the US city.
With three already delivered and a further 18 on order, the A350 is poised to become the backbone of Hong Kong Airlines’ long-haul fleet.
“The launch of our new service to Los Angeles represents another step of our transition from a regional carrier to a global airline,” said Tang King Shing, vice chairman, Hong Kong Airlines.
“As a popular destination for both leisure and business travel, Los Angeles is also one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States.
“We are delighted to offer our customers more travel options for flights into Los Angeles.”