Hong Kong Airlines is preparing to launch service to Urumqi in Xinjiang, according to its latest schedule update.
The carrier has loaded a thrice-weekly Airbus A330-300 widebody schedule into the system, commencing 22 June.
The Hong Kong Airlines A330-300 aircraft come in a two-class configuration, with 32 seats in 1-2-1 lie-flat business class and 260 seats in 2-4-2 economy class.
The flights from Hong Kong to Urumqi are scheduled to operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing Hong Kong in the afternoon and arriving in Xinjiang at 2200.
The return flights will depart the same evening and land back in Hong Kong early the following morning.
The new service is not yet open for reservations.
Hong Kong Airlines currently operates nine A330 aircraft and 12 smaller A320 aircraft on regional services after axing its long-haul routes to the US in 2020.
The airline will be the second carrier to serve Hong Kong-Urumqi following China Southern Airlines which will resume its twice-weekly Boeing 737-800 narrowbody service from 31 March.