The British Airways plane passes Hong Kong Airport's new airside bridge this week.
A British Airways passenger flight touched down in Hong Kong this week for the first time in 12 months. Flight BA31 from London landed at 3pm on December 6 at Hong Kong’s international airport.
Flights were halted between London and Hong Kong last Christmas when the rapid spread of omicron around the world led to the Hong Kong government introducing a raft of entrance restrictions and flight bans. At one stage, even BA flight crew were incarcerated in the city’s Penny’s Bay government isolation unit. A flight ban on London flights was also instigated and was not lifted for several months.
However, one year on, and although restrictions aren't completely gone in Hong Kong, BA has resurrected its Hong Kong service.
“British Airways has always had a strong link to Hong Kong and London has always been one of the most popular destinations for our customers in Hong Kong,” said Noella Ferns, BA’ head of sales for Asia Pacific, of the reintroduction of the Hong Kong service. “We are thrilled to return to Hong Kong once again and play our part in connecting the two global financial hubs.” Ferns noted that BA has been flying to the Asian city for 85 years.
Moving forward, BA will operate a Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 on the route, with flight BA32 departing Hong Kong for London on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The return flight, BA31 will take-off from London on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. And from December 19, a daily service from both destinations will be introduced.
BA has launched an additional baggage allowance for Hong Kong students travelling to the UK. The offer includes selected destinations in the UK and Europe travelling via London Heathrow. Change fees for altered student travel plans have also been dropped.
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