Gatwick to Hong Kong flights announced

Gatwick Airport has gained another long-haul airline in its battle to become the ‘London airport of choice’ after it was announced that Hong Kong Airlines is to launch flights from Gatwick.

From March 2012, Hong Kong Airlines will operate daily Gatwick flights to Hong Kong.

Flights will operate non-stop using an Airbus A330-200 in a unique Club Class seating configuration (Club Premier and Club Classic).

Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are very excited to welcome Hong Kong Airlines to Gatwick. This is a unique service which provides a real choice to business and premium leisure traffic to one of the world’s great cities, with excellent connections to other points in Asia.

“We are committed to matching the premium service Hong Kong Airlines will be offering their passengers on board their flights with a premium service at the airport. We have already introduced premium security lanes in both terminals to combine speed with high levels of service. There are also premium car parking options to give time-strapped passengers quick and easy access to check-in, new luxury lounges, and a porter service to help passengers with their luggage, both on their arrival and their return to the airport.”

Gerard Clarke, General Manager, UK for Hong Kong Airlines stated: “We have gained a reputation for outstanding service over the past five years and we look forward to extending this to our new flagship route, connecting two global business capitals of the world. The concept for the all Club Class aircraft will provide passengers with a private jet style ambience and an exceptional crew to guest ratio, and we are confident that we have the right knowledge and experience to make a success of the new all Club Class daily service.”

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