Hong Kong Airlines to launch service to Moscow
Gearing up to meet air travel demand during the June-July 2018 finals of FIFA World Cup to take place in Russia, Hong Kong Airlines will launch a seasonal thrice-weekly service linking Hong Kong and Moscow from 18 May to 27 October 2018. The new service will offer passengers additional flight options to Moscow as well as boost travel flexibility and connectivity along the way, believes Hong Kong Airlines.
The oriental airline will compete with Russia’s national carrier Aeroflot, which offers daily Boeing 777-300ER services between the two cities.
Reminding that Moscow is “the most populous city in Russia” and calling it “a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center in Eastern Europe”, Hong Kong Airlines foresees significant demand for travel into Russia during the middle of the year.
Hong Kong Airlines will deploy an Airbus A330-300 wide-body on its new service between Hong Kong Airport (HKG) and Moscow Vnukovo Airport (VKO). The aircraft features a two-class configuration with 32 business class seats and 260 economy class seats.
“Hong Kong Airlines is committed to helping more travelers see the world with our growing international network. With Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we are excited to offer our customers more travel options into the country’s capital,” says Michael Ma, Commercial Director at Hong Kong Airlines.
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service carrier based in Hong Kong. It flies to nearly 40 destinations across Asia Pacific and North America. The airline’s current all-Airbus fleet comprises 10 A330-300s, 10 A330-200s, 11 A320s, and four A350-900s.
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