Hong Kong Airlines commenced its new service to Los Angeles on December 18, 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.
Hong Kong Airlines’ new service is operated by the Airbus A350, which is equipped with various modern amenities designed to enhance the passenger experience. This includes inflight WiFi — of which the first 15 minutes are available free to all passengers — as well as a brand new inflight entertainment system, which boasts an expanded catalogue of over 100 entertainment content including the latest movies and TV programmes, as well as live broadcasts of CNN, BBC World News and Sport24.
Meanwhile, passengers travelling on Hong Kong Airlines’ inaugural Hong Kong to Los Angeles flight will also be the first to dine from a series of newly designed tableware, consisting of chinaware, glassware, and cutlery.
Hong Kong Airlines has partnered with award-winning, local homeware design brand JIA Inc. (“JIA“) and inflight experience specialists CLIP to develop a new selection of exclusive Business Class tableware that showcases the city’s unique heritage and culture.
Working with international designers, JIA looks to infuse traditional Chinese dining habits with modern accessibility — in doing so, creating new interpretations through design that are a marriage of Eastern and Western elements.