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Hong Kong Airlines Launches New Direct Flight Service to Kuching, Malaysia
Date: 2016-04-21

Commencing on 28 May 2016, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will be the only carrier providing direct twice-weekly flight service between Hong Kong and Kuching, Malaysia. The new service will be operated by an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia.


Kuching is Sarawak’s capital city, as well as one of the largest cities in the island of Borneo. Since Kuching sounds like the Malaysian word for cat, it is commonly translated as the “Cat City”. Cats can be found in every corner of the city, ranging from cat statues to Cat Museum, attracting cat lovers from around the world.


For travelers who like to dig deeper into the beauty a city, the unique history and culture, as well as nature and wildlife of Kuching will never disappoint you. In Bako Natural Park, you may immerse yourself in a tranquil wilderness walking along the forest trail, and learn more about the diverse habitat at Borneo. At Sarawak Cultural Village, you will get introduced to local culture and lifestyle by spending a day with aborigines there. Back to the city center, it’s time to enjoy the crossover of silence and cosmopolitan vibes at Kuching Waterfront.


Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines said, “We are delighted to launch our first direct service to Malaysia following the inaugural of Phnom Penh, Cambodia in February. With the end of rainy season, we believe Kuching will become another popular travel destination this year, and further strengthen our network in Asia. This will also offer passengers more diverse options for business and leisure travel.”


The flight schedule for Kuching route is as follows (*All Times Local):

Flight no.*

Route

Departure/
Arrival time*

Frequency

HX715

Hong Kong to Kuching

01:55/05:30

Every Wednesday and Saturday

HX716

Kuching to Hong Kong

06:20/09:55

Every Wednesday and Saturday

* Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice. 



Hong Kong Airlines will launch its new direct flight service to Kuching, Malaysia on 28 May 2016




At Sarawak Cultural Village, you will get introduced to local culture and lifestyle by spending a day with aborigines



The unique history and culture, as well as nature and wildlife in Bako Natural Park will never disappoint you



About Hong Kong Airlines

Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong with a wide destination network covering over 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Sapporo, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa. The current operating fleet is made up of 30 Airbus aircraft with an average age of around 3.5 years, consisting of 25 passenger aircraft and five freighters, being one of the youngest fleet in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed 4-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. Adhering to the concept of “Fresh and Very Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Airlines is committed to “Bringing Greater Journeys Sky High”, and is dedicated to providing a pleasant and enjoyable journey to all passengers.

 

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