Hong Kong Airlines flies to another Southeast Asian city

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The cat monument in downtown Kuching (credit: Dmitry Chulov)
The cat monument in downtown Kuching (credit: Dmitry Chulov)

Hong Kong Airlines will expand its network in Southeast Asia next month with the launch of flights to Kuching.

The new direct route between Hong Kong and the capital of Malaysia’s Sarawak state will commence on 28 May 2016 and operate twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday. Hong Kong Airlines will deploy its all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft on the route.

The new service will mark the airline’s first route to Malaysia.

“We are delighted to launch our first direct service to Malaysia following the inaugural of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in February,” said Li Dianchun, chief commercial officer of Hong Kong Airlines. “With the end of rainy season, we believe Kuching will become another popular travel destination this year and further strengthen our network in Asia.”

Flights will depart Hong Kong at 0155 and arrive in Kuching at 0530. The return service will then leave at 0620 and arrive back in Hong Kong at 0955.

Kuching will become the sixth Southeast Asian destination in the airline’s network, following Bali, Bangkok, Krabi, Phnom Penh and Hanoi.

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