Furthermore, EL AL Israel Airlines will add its “LY” code on Hong Kong Airlines flights between Hong Kong and Auckland in New Zealand, Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka in Japan, as well as Seoul in South Korea.
“This collaboration reaffirms our commitment to going global… Given the culturally rich yet modern appeal of Tel Aviv, there is huge travel potential and we are excited to bring travelers from all around the world to this beautiful city…” Hong Kong Airlines Vice Chairman and President Wang Liya said in an announcement.
Hong Kong Airlines currently serves the New Zealand city five-times weekly and offers multiple daily frequencies to the other popular Asian cities. As an added benefit of the agreement, members of Hong Kong Airlines’ frequent flyer program, Fortune Wings Club can earn loyalty points when they travel on EL AL codeshare flights.
The airline is represented in Greece and Cyprus by Discover the World.
EL AL currently operates six weekly flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv with its brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Under the codeshare agreement EL AL will strengthen its presence in Asia Pacific.
“By offering codeshare flights with Hong Kong Airlines via the Hong Kong hub, we are able to expand the options for our EL AL customers to various cities throughout the region,” said Michael Strassburger, vice president of commercial and industry affairs at EL AL.
EL AL customers travelling in Business Class on Hong Kong Airlines will also enjoy exclusive access to the airline’s flagship lounge, Club Autus at Hong Kong International Airport.
TAL Aviation Hellas is the General Sales Agent (GSA) of EL AL in Greece.