Starting August, Hong Kong Airlines will add frequencies to their popular twice-daily Hong Kong-Shanghai Pudong service to satisfy increasing demand for the route. According to a spokesperson of the airline who quoted an "internal source", over 60 per cent of the carrier’s passengers on this service are business travellers.
The carrier will add three weekly flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong, effective August 3. A business-class-only A330 aircraft will operate the added services, with Club Premier sold as business class and Club Class sold as economy class. The additional flights will operate on Monday, Friday and Sunday, taking off from Hong Kong International Airport at 1725 to arrive in Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 1950. The return leg will depart at 2110 for a 2340 arrival. This will bring the carrier's total frequencies on this route to 17 a week.
With the addition of another new daily service starting September 10, the carrier's frequencies to Pudong will increase further to 21 flights weekly. This extra flight will be serviced by B738 aircraft, departing Hong Kong at 1725 and arriving in Shanghai at 1950, returning at 2110 for a 2340 landing.
The carrier will also start codeshare services with China Eastern Airlines (MU) and Shanghai Airlines (FM) for destinations including Pudong, Hongqiao, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing and Xian, effective July 16.
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