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Cathay Pacific to launch nonstop Hong Kong – Washington Dulles flights

Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350-941 B-LRD (msn 038) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 935957.

Cathay Pacific Airways is expected next week to announce a new nonstop Airbus A350-900 route linking its Hong Kong base and Washington (Dulles) according to the South China Morning  Post. The new route is expected to take under 17 hours.

Copyright Photo: Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350-941 B-LRD (msn 038) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 935957.

China Airlines starts nonstop Taipei – London Gatwick flights

China Airlines' special 2016 "Mikado Pheasant"  livery, an endangered species

China Airlines began operating Taipei-London (Gatwick) service on December 1, 2017 with the new A350-900 aircraft with four flights a week. This route makes China Airlines the only airline in Taiwan to offer nonstop flights to London. The introduction of nonstop flights to London represents a major boost to China Airlines’ European network. With London, China Airlines now flies nonstop flights to Amsterdam (Netherlands), Frankfurt (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Rome (Italy) and now London. China Airlines will operate 22 weekly flights to five European destinations and is the only Taiwan-based airline that currently operates so many nonstop flights between Taiwan and Europe.


The China Airlines CI069/CI070 Taipei-London service departs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the latest A350-900 aircraft, which are equipped with 32 Premium Business Class, 31 Premium Economy Class and 243 Economy Class seats. Passengers who opt to fly nonstop with China Airlines will reach their destination in just 13 hours, saving between 3 to 7 hours of transit and stopover time.

China Airlines is also strengthening its Oceania network as well to complement the launch of its UK service. From December 1, the Taipei-Sydney route will be increased to two daily services and Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland will be upgraded to one service daily.

Copyright Photo: China Airlines Airbus A350-941 B-18901 (msn 049) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 936053.

Arctic Aviation Assets leases 12 Airbus A320neo airliners to HK Express

HK Express Airbus A320-232 B-LCE (msn 2299) HKG (Robbie Shaw). Image: 926954.

Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd. (AAA), Norwegian’s wholly owned subsidiary, has signed an agreement to lease 12 Airbus A320neo to HK Express (Hong Kong). The 12 aircraft will be delivered between 2016 and 2018.

AAA (Norwegian) has 100 Airbus A320neo airliners on order.

Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle and was established on August 9, 2013. The company is based in Ireland and currently manages a portfolio of 100 aircraft in addition to Norwegian’s orders for over 267 aircraft delivered during the period 2015 to 2022. The Company also has purchase options on another 160 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Robbie Shaw/AirlinersGallery.com. HK Express currently operates a fleet of Airbus A320s with the current engines. A320-232 B-LCE (msn 2299) approaches the runway at the Hong Kong base and hub.

HK Express aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

AG Wall Art

Hong Kong Airlines to fly to Australia

Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) will launch its first thrice-weekly service to Australia next year, commencing on January 8, 2016. The new service is a triangular service starting from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast, and then continuing to Cairns enroute back to Hong Kong.

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Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 292 seats including 32 business class seats will be deployed on the route, operating on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-343 B-LNP (msn 1398) departs from the Hong Kong (HKG) hub.

Hong Kong Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Route Map (click for full size view):

Hong Kong 8.2015 Route Map

Cathay Pacific introduces its third edition “Spirit of Hong Kong” logo jet

Cathay Pacific 777-300 B-KPB (13-The Spirit of Hong Kong)(Grd) HKG (Cathay Pacific)(LRW)

Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) on December 9 unveiled the third edition of the airline’s “Spirit of Hong Kong” livery at a special ceremony held at Hong Kong International Airport. The new livery marks the climax of the recent “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign run by the airline.

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar officiated at the livery unveiling ceremony, held in the hangars of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd (HAECO). Guest of Honour at the event was Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. More than 200 other guests, including government officials, aviation partners, campaign winners and their friends and relatives, were in attendance.

The livery design, painted onto one of the pictured Boeing 777-367 ER B-KPB (msn 35299), carries the silhouettes of the 110 “The Spirit of Hong Kong” winners. The campaign was launched by the airline in July in support of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s own “Hong Kong: Our Home” campaign, and called on Hong Kong people to submit creative entries that illustrated the true spirit of the city.

The contest attracted an overwhelming response from the public, with more than 5,000 high-quality entries received, all of which demonstrated the true spirit of Hong Kong and what the city means to the contestants.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, John Slosar said: “We launched ‘The Spirit of Hong Kong’ campaign to encourage people to share what makes them proud of their home city and to promote this city’s extraordinary spirit. Having had such a great response to the campaign, we are now excited to be able to highlight that spirit through this unique livery. Our third ‘Spirit of Hong Kong’ aircraft will fly around our global network, helping to highlight the qualities that make this city so special.

“Cathay Pacific has been the home carrier of Hong Kong since 1946. For six decades we have been growing together with Hong Kong, supporting the city and its people every step of the way. We will continue to uphold the Hong Kong spirit, support our home, and infuse the city with positive energy as we move forward together,” Mr Slosar added.

At the ceremony, Mrs Carrie Lam said, “Cathay Pacific’s ‘The Spirit of Hong Kong’ campaign echoes the theme of the Government’s ‘Hong Kong: Our Home’ initiative launched earlier this year.  I look forward to seeing the ‘Spirit of Hong Kong’ livery spreading the Hong Kong spirit, which values people from different cultures, backgrounds and generations and encourages creativity, to the whole world.”

“The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign called for entries that best represented the spirit of Hong Kong in terms of the relevance of the message, the ability to inspire, creativity and presentation quality. Two-hundred weekly winners were selected by public voting, while a judging panel separately selected 100 Top Winners and 10 Champions. A total of 620 round-trip tickets were given to the winners to enjoy trips to destinations around the networks of Cathay Pacific and sister airline Dragonair.

Cathay Pacific began highlighting the spirit of its home city in 1997, when the airline created a special livery for one of its aircraft that showcased the Hong Kong skyline in celebration of the transfer of sovereignty. In 2000, the airline unveiled its second “Spirit of Hong Kong” aircraft, created through a livery design competition, that highlighted the resilience of Hong Kong and urged people to come together to overcome the challenges the city faced.

The latest “Spirit of Hong Kong” aircraft was set to begin its mission soon after the unveiling ceremony, carrying silhouettes of 110 of the city’s people to destinations around the world.

Copyright Photo and Images: Cathay Pacific.

Cathay Pacific (see the previous logo jets): AG Slide Show

Cathay Pacific 777-300 B-KPB (13-The Spirit of Hong Kong)(Drawings)(Cathay Pacific)(HR)

Video (how the design was selected):

Dragonair adds “Serving you for 25 years” stickers

Dragonair (Hong Kong) is adding “Serving you for 25 years” stickers as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Copyright Photo: Daryl Chapman/Bauhinia Photography. Airbus A321-231 B-HTF (msn 633) departs from Hong Kong with the special sub-titles.

China Airlines to repaint its Boeing 747-409 B-18210

Copyright Photo: Guillaume Besnard.

China Airlines (Taipei) is planning to shortly repaint its Boeing 747-409 B-18210 (msn 33734) currently painted in the 787 Dreamliner color scheme back into the standard livery.

Copyright Photo: Guillaume Besnard. B-18210 approaches Hong Kong for landing.

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines adds its first Embraer ERJ 175

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Makinohara, Shizuoka) on January 21, 2010 added this Embraer ERJ 170-200STR (marketed as the ERJ 175) registered JA03FJ (msn 17000304).

Copyright Photo: Daryl Chapman. JA03FJ climbs away from a very damp and overcast Hong Kong. This is the third aircraft for FDA and each is painted in a different color. This is the first to wear pink.

Hong Kong Airlines adds its first Boeing 737-300 freighter

Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) has added its first Boeing 737-300 freighter.

Copyright Photo: Daryl Chapman. Ex-China Xinhua Airlines Boeing 737-37K (F) B-LHM (msn 27362, ex B-2945) climbs beautifully away from HKG on a training flight. The cargo aircraft is painted in Hainan Airlines 2007 livery which is now the standard for all related HNA Group companies.