Building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year, WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines have entered into a code-share agreement which sees Hong Kong Airlines placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights.
Hong Kong Airlines’ daily Hong Kong-Vancouver service will allow guests to connect onto select WestJet flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.
“We welcome Hong Kong Airlines as our newest code-share partner and congratulate them on their inaugural service to Vancouver in June of this year,” said Ed Sims, WestJet executive vice-president, Commercial. “This code-share agreement provides guests on both sides of the Pacific more choice and opportunity to experience excellent service and travel globally. We look forward to welcoming Hong Kong Airlines’ guests on board and providing them with our caring WestJet service.”
Li Dianchun, chief commercial officer, Hong Kong Airlines, said, “Our newly launched daily service between Hong Kong and Vancouver has been a great success, and this code-share agreement with WestJet, which extends our network in Canada beyond Vancouver towards Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto is the logical next step. Passengers flying with Hong Kong Airlines can now enjoy a seamless connection experience onto a WestJet flight.”
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines has a destination network covering close to 40 major cities across the Asia Pacific region and North America, including the Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa. It launched its Vancouver route in 2017. It has signed agreements with 17 code-share and 76 interline partners respectively. The current operating fleet is made up of 35 Airbus aircraft (31 passenger aircraft and four freighters), with an average age of five years. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded Skytrax’s four-star rating since 2011. It was also the winner for Asia’s Leading Inflight Service in World Travel Awards 2015.
WestJet has been named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America by TripAdvisor. Together with its regional airline, WestJet Encore, the carrier offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through its airline partnerships.