British Airways unveiled its new First class seat to the Hong Kong market at an event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the airline’s London-Hong Kong services.
At the same event the company launched a competition for residents offering a First Class holiday to London, during the Royal Wedding weekend this April. The winner and their chosen companion will be given return First Class flights to London on Wednesday 27 April 2011, in time to celebrate the Royal Wedding on Friday 29 April 2011.
“We are delighted to announce this competition to celebrate 75 years of flying between London and Hong Kong. The winner will be lucky enough to experience British Airways’ First class, enjoy springtime in the city staying in one of top hotels in London, and possibly catch a glimpse of the Royal Bride – it will undoubtedly be one of Britain’s most exciting weekends this year,” said Kevin McQuillan, British Airways Regional General Manager for East Asia.
The trip includes staying in a Grand Junior Suite for three nights at The Langham London. Guests will also be able to enjoy ‘Tea Royale’ at the Palm Court, a celebratory afternoon tea to commemorate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton.
Jamie Cassidy, British Airways’ Area General Manager for Asia and the Pacific, said; “This milestone anniversary recognises the importance of this route for British Airways. We have worked together with Hong Kong, growing businesses and building relationships since 1936, and we are proud to be connected to such an incredibly energetic city.”
The competition is open for three weeks until Friday 8 April 2011.
Cassidy also unveiled the new First class seat at the event to celebrate the 75th anniversary. He commented: “The new First class cabin will create an exclusive experience based on classic design and understated luxury. It echoes our commitment and confidence in global premium travel.” The airline has invested GBP100 million (US$160 million) in its new First class cabin.