29 Jun 2024 By May Ng

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Direct Flight to Xining

Hong Kong Airlines announced that it will launch a new route to Xining in Qinghai Province, offering two flights weekly from 9 July 2024. This exclusive direct flight service will further strengthen connectivity between Hong Kong and mainland China.

Xining, situated on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, serves as a key gateway linking China’s eastern and western regions, including Tibet. Economically, Xining is the primary centre of Qinghai Province, contributing significantly to the region’s agriculture, energy, and tourism sectors. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in fostering economic and trade relations between Qinghai Province and Tibet. Culturally, Xining holds substantial significance, boasting a rich history and traditions closely connected to Tibetan culture. It is an important cultural hub for the Tibetan people. Travellers can experience the fusion of eastern and western Chinese cultures in Xining and use it as a starting point for exploring Tibet. Nearby attractions include the renowned Kumbum Monastery, the largest inland saltwater lake in China, Qinghai Lake, and the breathtaking “Mirror of the Sky,” Chaka Salt Lake.

Since 27 May, Xining has been included in the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) for travel to Hong Kong and Macau. Combined with the new direct flight service, this greatly facilitates local travellers’ spontaneous trips to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, this opportunity also allows Hong Kong residents to connect with cities in western China, experiencing the unique cultural landscapes of Xining and its surroundings, thereby promoting cultural and economic exchange between the two regions and international travellers.

Hong Kong Airlines is committed to providing more travel options. By strategically adding routes with significant market potential to its existing network, the airline aims to support the nation’s Belt and Road Initiative, solidify its position in global trade and commerce, and play a crucial role in bolstering Hong Kong’s status as an international aviation hub.

Hong Kong Airlines’ flight schedule* between Hong Kong and Xining is as follows (All times local):

* Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice

Ticket reservation is now available on the Hong Kong Airlines website.

For more details and sales, please visit www.hongkongairlines.com, or contact us via the Hong Kong Airlines Call Centre hotline (852) 3916 3666 (Hong Kong).