PRESS RELEASE: Hong Kong Airlines to fly to the Maldives

HX_MaldivesProviding customers with more Choices than ever
Hong Kong Airlines announced the launch of three-time weekly service to the Maldives, starting January 16, 2018.
Located in the majestic Indian Ocean, the Maldives is comprised of a series of islands renowned for their natural beauty. As a popular holiday hotspot, the islands that make up this exotic travel destination, are blessed with white sandy beaches, and surrounded by crystal clear water – home to a spectacular array of underwater life.
The perfect holiday begins even before passengers touch down in Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Hong Kong Airlines will operate its Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which features a two-class configuration, including 32 full-flat seats in Business Class and 260 seats in Economy Class. Combined with a wide range of inflight entertainment options and sumptuous gourmet meals, Hong Kong Airlines is looking to deliver an unforgettable flight experience.
“The Maldives represents the perfect getaway for a growing number of travelers,” commented Mr. Wayne Wang, Assistant Commercial Director at Hong Kong Airlines. “According to official statistics, issued by the Republic of Maldives Ministry of Tourism, the archipelago has enjoyed a 5.9% year-on-year growth over the first eight months in 2017. Hong Kong Airlines is looking to meet this demand, as we continue to provide customers from Hong Kong and beyond with more choices than ever before.”
Flights will depart from Hong Kong to Malé (Velana) International Airport (MLE) every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Upon arrival in the Maldives, a 30-day free visa is issued to all visitors.
The flight time between Hong Kong and Malé is approximately six hours. Flight schedule, effective January 16, 2018* as follows:
HX_Maldives schedule
*Schedule is subject to government approval
*Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. From ground operation to inflight service, the airline is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience with a unique flair of its home base. Hong Kong Airlines boasts an ever-expanding international network, covering nearly 40 destinations across Asia Pacific and North America. Hong Kong Airlines also maintains codeshare and interline agreements with 94 airline partners, offering its customers more choice and convenience across the continents. Hong Kong Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet, comprising of 31 passenger aircraft and four freighters. With an average age of five years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest and modern fleets in the world, as it progressively takes delivery of 21 Airbus A350 aircraft. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed four-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. It was also the winner for Asia’s Leading Inflight Service in World Travel Awards 2015.
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