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Published on : Saturday, April 23, 2016
Commencing on 28 May 2016, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will be the only carrier providing direct twice-weekly flight service between Hong Kong and Kuching, Malaysia. The new service will be operated by an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia.
Kuching is Sarawak’s capital city, as well as one of the largest cities in the island of
Borneo. Since Kuching sounds like the Malaysian word for cat, it is commonly translated
as the “Cat City”. Cats can be found in every corner of the city, ranging from cat statues
to Cat Museum, attracting cat lovers from around the world.
For travelers who like to dig deeper into the beauty a city, the unique history and
culture, as well as nature and wildlife of Kuching will never disappoint you. In Bako
Natural Park, you may immerse yourself in a tranquil wilderness walking along the forest
trail, and learn more about the diverse habitat at Borneo. At Sarawak Cultural Village,
you will get introduced to local culture and lifestyle by spending a day with aborigines
there. Back to the city center, it’s time to enjoy the crossover of silence and
cosmopolitan vibes at Kuching Waterfront.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines said, “We are delighted
to launch our first direct service to Malaysia following the inaugural of Phnom Penh,
Cambodia in February. With the end of rainy season, we believe Kuching will become
another popular travel destination this year, and further strengthen our network in Asia.
This will also offer passengers more diverse options for business and leisure travel.”
The flight schedule for Kuching route is as follows (*All Times Local):
Flight no.* Route
HX715 Hong Kong to Kuching 01:55/05:30 Every Wednesday and Saturday
HX716 Kuching to Hong Kong 06:20/09:55 Every Wednesday and Saturday
* Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice