Hong Kong Airlines Reviews


Hong Kong Airlines Reviews

Hong Kong Airlines Ltd formerly CR Airways Limited is a Hong Kong-based airline, with its main hub and corporate head office at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline operates scheduled regional passenger and cargo services to 10 destinations within the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam, including codeshares with its sister airline, Hong Kong Express Airways.

The airline was founded as CR Airways by Robert Yip on 28 March 2001 and began helicopter passenger charter operations with a Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter. It was Hong Kong’s first helicopter operator to receive an Air Operator’s Certificate since the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established. Mainland Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines and Mr Mung Kin Keung took over the airline in 2006 by acquiring a 45 percent and 55 percent holdings in the airline, respectively. The airline officially changed its name to Hong Kong Airlines Limited on 28 November 2006 and introduced a new logo representing a bauhinia flower, a Hong Kong native flower. Robert Yip, the chairman of China Rich Holdings, with business interests in Chinese medicine, internet portal, construction and property development, established CR Airways in Hong Kong on 28 March 2001. The airline received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) with a 285 kilometres per hour (177 mph) 12 passenger Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter in early 2002. It was Hong Kong’s third commercial helicopter operator and the first helicopter operator to receive an AOC since Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China. On 8 March 2012, Hong Kong Airlines launched a daily Hong Kong – London Gatwick service with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The aircraft on this route will be operating as an all Club Class service, featuring 34 “Club Premier” (business class lie-flat beds) and 82 “Club Classic” (cradle style recliner business class) seats. However, due to weak demand, this route will end on September 10. Meanwhile, Manchester City F.C. chose Hong Kong Airlines for domestic transportation as HX2871/CRK2871 from Gatwick to Manchester. In August 2013, Hong Kong Airlines followed through with a 2011 decision to train their staff in the martial art of Wing Chun. The airline has said that the training will serve to offer better customer care and provide a sound body and mind for the flight attendants. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi(BKK) is served 5 times daily by Airbus A330-223 and A330-343X airplanes,plus 2 freight flights per day with Airbus A330-243F. Phuket(HKT) is served twice daily with Airbus A320-214 (HX761/762 and HX763/764). A new daily filght to Chiang Mai (CNX) is due to commence in August 2013. Naha,Okinawa(OKA) is served with a daily flight. Shanghai-Pudong(PVG) receives several flights on a daily basis,with both Airbus A320 and A330 airplanes used on this route.

The Fortune Wings Club is the loyalty programme for Hong Kong Airlines and its sister airlines, including Grand China Air, Grand China Express, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways, Lucky Air and West Air.

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