Hong Kong Airlines to Launch New Service to Australia’s Gold Coast
Hong Kong Airlines announced that it plans to launch new round-trip service from Hong Kong to Australia’s Gold Coast, continuing on to Cairns, a city in Australia’s tropical North Queensland, on January 8 of next year. The carrier plans to operate the service three times a week, using Airbus A330 aircraft.
The Gold Coast, a metropolitan region south of Brisbane, is known for its sandy beaches, surfing, and canals and waterways.
Flights will depart Hong Kong International Airport at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and will arrive at Australia’s Gold Coast Airport at 8:30 a.m. the next morning. From there, flights will then depart for Cairns at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, arriving at Cairns Airport in the Northern Queensland city at 12:45 p.m.
Cairns, in North Queensland, is considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Return flights from Cairns to Hong Kong will also operate on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, departing from Australian soil at 1:50 p.m. and touching down back in Hong Kong at 7:10 p.m.
Hong Kong Airlines’ A330s are outfitted with 292 seats, including 32 lie-flat seats in business class in a 1-2-1 layout.
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