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Hong Kong Airlines ramps up Phuket flights

Phuket is a popular holiday destination for Hong Kongers.

Hong Kong Airlines will be flying four times a week from Hong Kong to Phuket from mid-June.

The move aims to strengthen connectivity between the Asian city and regional destinations as international rebounds.

Flight HX741 will take-off from Hong Kong at 8.20pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving on the holiday island of Phuket at 11.05pm. The return flight, HX742, will depart Phuket at 12.05am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, landing in Hong Kong at 4.50am.

Hong Kong Airlines said it will continue to adjust its network as travel rebounds in Hong Kong and it hopes the new Phuket service will further leverage Hong Kong’s connectivity as a regional hub in Asia.

The slow resumption of flights has been cited as the biggest barrier to normal travel resumption in Hong Kong. Visitor numbers to the territory have been sluggish since the city reopened late last year, although it’s hoped that big ticket events like this weekend’s Hong Kong Rugby 7s, will boost numbers.

However, slowly but surely schedules are getting back to normal after three years of disruption. British Airways announced earlier this month that it will be doubling its Hong Kong service from Heathrow and Qatar Airways will be ramping up its Doha-Hong Kong flights to 14 flights a week, which is equivalent to pre-pandemic service levels.

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