MIAMI — American Airlines (AA) confirmed today the launch of a new route from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong, which will become the sixth international destination served by the carrier from LAX.
The new service, scheduled to start service next September 7, will be flown on American’s three-class Boeing 777-300ER, which boasts the carrier’s top cabin products, similar to those offered by Cathay Pacific Airways, its competitor in the route.
“This route connects customers in Los Angeles with one of the world’s most important business markets and provides convenient connections to important business and leisure destinations across the Pacific.” said Andrew Nocella, chief marketing officer for American Airlines.
American has expanded its presence in Los Angeles with a myriad of domestic and international flights. Currently, From LAX, AA serves London-Heathrow, Sydney, Tokyo (Narita and Haneda,) and Shanghai on its own, and Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia via Qantas, and Osaka via Japan Airlines, both oneworld alliance members. Auckland flights are set to start in June.
“We announced new domestic Los Angeles routes at the end of January, and customers let us know they wanted more great service to even more destinations” Nocella said.
The carrier first started flying to Hong Kong in June 2014, with daily flights between the Asian city and its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.