Five Hong Kong-New York flight options to consider

As the world’s economic weight steadily shifts to Asia, courtesy of powerhouses China and India, links between North America and Europe and Asia strengthen without pause. For example, the airpath between Hong Kong and New York has seen increased activity, which, according to Cathay Pacific’s new chief executive John Slosar, was due to the territory’s enduring reputation as “a world financial hub” (see here). Strong positive feedback about the added services could lead to even more services, he said. Last year, passenger traffic between Hong Kong and the USA and Canada accounted for 7 percent of total traffic. 

Below are five of many airlines that offer regular flights between Hong Kong International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport:

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

The carrier currently flies to New York four times a day, and is keen to add a fifth frequency. 

 

 

Timings:

HK-NY

Departure        Arrival

0030                0700

0920                1310

1610                2005

1830                2225

NY-HK

0120                0515

1005                1405

1455                1900

2240                0655

Aircraft: All four flights operate a B777-300ER, two of which have been fitted with the new business class product (see story here).

Website: www.cathaypacific.com

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES

From Hong Kong, the passengers flying Continental can get to the Big Apple via Newark in New Jersey, which is a daily service.  Another alternative is to take a flight to Tokyo-Narita with onward connection to JFK International Airport. Continental recently revealed plans to roll-out a daily service between Hong Kong and Tokyo Narita.

Timings:

HK-Newark

Departure        Arrival

1025                1355

Newark-HK

1515                1905

Timings:

Tokyo Narita-New York JFK:

Departure        Arrival

1100                1045

JFK-NRT

0030                1525 + 1

Aircraft: B777-200ER is used on this route featuring the new BusinessFirst flat bed seat (see story here).  

Website: www.continental.com

DELTA AIRLINES

At the moment, the airline does not have direct flights between Hong Kong and New York. Flights to the Big Apple from the territory can be routed via Tokyo or Detroit. Delta offers daily return flights between Hong Kong and Tokyo Narita. From the Japanese capital, passengers can take the connecting flight to JFK International. Delta passengers in Hong Kong can also choose to fly to Detroit for the first leg of their journey. The carrier flies five times a week from Hong Kong to the US city on Mondays, Fridays Saturdays (with return services on Wednesdays and Thursdays). From Detroit, Delta passengers from Hong Kong can pick any one of the five daily flights to  JFK International. Take note, however, that none of these onward flights co-ordinate seamlessly with any of the HK-Detroit flights and passengers will have to spend a night in Detroit.

Timings: (HK-Detroit-NY)

HK-DTW

Departure   Arrival

0950          0015

DTW-JFK

Departure   Arrival

0745                  1132

1105                  1259

1345                  1540

1530                  1739

1720                  1927

JFK-DTW

0700                    0914

1355                   1625

1520                   1750

1630                   1848

1835                   2105

Aircraft: The B777-200LR is used on flights between Hong Kong and Detroit. For the onward US domestic flights between Detroit and New York, the Canadair Regional Jet 900 is utlised.

Timings: (HK-Tokyo-New York)

HK-NRT

Departure   Arrival

0805                  1330

NRT-JFK:

1515                  1459

JFK-NRT

1359                  1630 +1

NRT-HK

1840                 2250


Aircraft: An A330-300 aircraft is deployed on the Hong Kong-Tokyo leg and a B747-400 is used on the onward Tokyo-New York service.

Website: www.delta.com

 

KOREAN AIR

The Korean carrier flies from Hong Kong to Seoul Incheon Airport three times daily. From Seoul, passengers from Hong Kong can choose between the two daily services bound for JFK International Airport.

Timings:

HK-ICN

Departure           Arrival

1225                   1700 

1415                   1850 

0050                   0520 

ICN-JFK

1100                   1155 

1930                   2030

JFK-ICN

0050                   0350+1 

1400                   1735+1 

ICN-HK

0830                   1055

1010                   1245                                      

2000                   2230 

Aircraft: The first two flights between Hong Kong and Seoul Incheon use an A330-300, while a B777-300 is deployed on the night flight. Between Seoul and New York, a B777-300 is used on the morning flight and the B747-400 is used on the evening flight.  

Website: www.koreanair.com

 

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Since the carrier is based in Singapore, flights from Hong Kong to New York on SIA will have a stopover at the Lion City.  There are seven flights a day – both ways – between the two Asian cities and one daily return flight between Singapore and New York.

 

Timings:

HK-SIN 

Departure        Arrival

0800               1140

1030                1410

1230                1610

1330                1710

1520                1905

1830                2210

1955                2335

SIN-JFK

2350                1055

JFK-SIN

2125                0630

SIN-HK

0735                1120

0830                1215

0930                1330

1330                1715

1505                1850

1750                2135

1900                2245

Aircraft: The three-class B747-400 is assigned on this route.  

Website: www.singaporeair.com


Alisha Haridasani


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  • Very misleading regarding Singapore Airlines. If flying SQ from Hong Kong to New York, you have to fly HKG-SIN-FRA-JFK [3 class] or HKG-SIN-EWR – [Business Class only]. Anyhow, it is major backtracking for both. They do not fly SIN-JFK nonstop.

    Plus, why not include United Airlines?

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