HONG KONG AIRLINES HOPES its new all-business class flights between London Gatwick and Hong Kong will capture the interest of business travel buyers.
Gerard Clarke, Hong Kong Airlines’ UK country manager, said the new offering had been developed with two key business customers in mind: “One is the top-end corporate markets, the banking community, legal profession and insurance sector.
The second group is the SME market.
China is becoming increasingly important for that group, so we will give them the option of travelling into Hong Kong and making a very convenient connection into China from there.”
The two financial capitals are currently directly linked by some five airlines, but the Chinese carrier hopes to be able to offer something different, by offering two business-class experiences on board: in Club Classic there will be 82 cradle seats, configured 2-2-2, with a pitch of 51 inches and a width of 22 inches; and in Club Premier, there will be 34 suites with fully flat beds, configured 1-2-1.
It will operate flights between Hong Kong and London with A330-200 aircraft. The daily service is due to start on March 8.