American Airlines has announced it will begin daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, beginning September 7th.
The airline previously announced new flights out of its Los Angeles hub in January. The new Hong Kong route will join the airline’s existing service to Shanghai and Tokyo, including recently-launched service to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. In addition, American operates a daily flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Hong Kong.
American will operate its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the new route. The aircraft features International WiFi, lie-flat seats in First and Business Class, and in-seat entertainment in every cabin.
“This route connects customers in Los Angeles with one of the world’s most important business markets and provides convenient connections to important business and leisure destinations across the Pacific” American’s Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Nocella said in a statement.
The flight will depart LAX daily at 1:55am and arrive in Hong Kong at 8:15am, the following day. On the return, the flight will depart Hong Kong at 8:20pm and arrive back into LAX at 6:40pm, same day.
The news was accidentally posted on the airline’s website and then onto a FlyerTalk forum Monday night. An American spokesperson later confirmed the news Tuesday morning.
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