Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will suspend its services to Gold Coast and Cairns from 28 October 2018, due to its changing business strategy in the Australian market. Hong Kong Airlines currently operates a triangle route from Hong Kong to Gold Coast to Cairns to Hong Kong three times per week.
Cairns Airport Chief Commercial Officer – Aviation, Paul McLean, said that on average approximately half the passengers got off the flight in Cairns, with the remainder continuing through from the Gold Coast to Hong Kong.
“Hong Kong remains well served by Cathay Pacific who have flown into Cairns for 25 years and now operate a dedicated Cairns flight during the summer months. In December last year new non-stop flights commenced to mainland China, with China Southern flying from Guangzhou and Hainan Airlines from Shenzhen. All three airlines offer extensive connections beyond those hub cities, and provide a range of options for travel to Cairns.”
Cairns passengers with bookings on Hong Kong Airlines from 28 October should contact their travel agent or Hong Kong Airlines for more information.