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Cracking open San Francisco-made fortune cookies at the celebration party for Hong Kong Airlines' inaugural flight from SFO. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Hong Kong Airlines: Bringing the Best of East and West to SFO

What comes to mind when you think of Hong Kong? Maybe the action-packed movies of Jackie Chan or possibly its hearty dim sum and tightly packed skyscrapers. No matter your familiarity with Hong Kong, you can now experience the very best of Hong Kong onboard the airplane when flying Hong Kong Airlines, which now flies non-stop from Los Angeles, Vancouver, and most recently, San Francisco. On March 25, 2018, Hong Kong Airlines introduced a new 4x weekly service from Hong…

Hawaiian and Japan Airlines to Commence Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they had begun sales of tickets for codeshare flights with its newest codeshare partner Japan Airlines, also known simply as JAL, which will commence three days later on Mar. 25. "We're excited to extend our reach in Japan and welcome new guests onboard Hawaiian…

Air Belgium Prepares For Take Off: Interview with CEO

Founded in 2016, Air Belgium has been working hard as it prepares to take flight for the first time this year. The airline will be the first new one in Belgium since 2006 when SN Brussels Airlines merged with Virgin Express creating Brussels Airlines, the flag carrier of the country.…

Airbus A350-1000 Embarks on Demonstration Tour in the Middle East…

The Airbus A350-1000, the newest addition to Airbus’ widebody family, has begun its three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region. This tour comes in the wake of the aircraft’s successful flight test campaign, ending with joint EASA and FAA type certifications, and is right ahead of the…

Strong Growth in Indian Domestic Market Fuels Airline Fleet Expansions

The burgeoning Indian aviation industry is forecast to grow significantly over the next ten years, with Indian airlines expected to add over 900 aircraft to their fleets, according to Indian media outlet Firstpost. The growth is expected to be driven by high demand in the Middle East and Asian-Pacific regions,…

Korean Air Receives First Bombardier CS300 Jet

On Friday, Bombardier and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to the Asian airline. The Seoul-based airline is the Asian launch customer for the new C Series aircraft family. “This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into…

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 Inches Closer to Opening Day…

Singapore Changi Airport is due to open its brand new Terminal 4 at the end of October. The new terminal, which will officially open on October 31, is a stepping stone towards the future of air travel, introducing new automated systems to help make passengers' experience from check in to…

Lufthansa Adds A350 to Munich – Hong Kong Route

Lufthansa has announced that it will be upgrading its Munich - Hong Kong service to an Airbus A350-900. The route will continue to be served by airline's aging A340-600 aircraft, which is over 14 years old, until the A350 takes over in September. This will be the airline's first Chinese…

Cebu Pacific Pushes Toward Continued Success in the Philippines

Based at Manila International Airport, the low-cost airline Cebu Pacific has been operating now for 21 years. The airline is the second largest in the Philippines and serves destinations in Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. As a low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific has successfully dominated the domestic market in the…

Connecting the West Coast to Asia: Seattle and San Diego

Currently, numerous airlines operate flights between eastern Asia and the West Coast of the U.S. The expansion in these markets throughout the past few years has proved to be immense and the market is still growing. As more Asian population centers pop up around major west coast cities, more markets…