Hong Kong Airlines: Safety comes first
To help travelers book with confidence and fly with assurance, Hong Kong Airlines has introduced the following to enhance customer experience:
Mandatory face covering
It is a requirement to wear a face covering or mask when flying with Hong Kong Airlines. Face covering must be worn during check-in, boarding, at all times on board except when eating or drinking or requested by our crew in an emergency situation.
Travelers are also highly recommended to wear their face covering when moving around the airport for extra protection.
Contact-free check-in and boarding
Passengers are encouraged to use Hong Kong Airlines’ online check-in service up to 24 hours before their scheduled departure. Self-service check-in kiosks are currently available if departing from Hong Kong or Beijing.
To help maintain personal hygiene at the airport, hand sanitizer is available at all Hong Kong Airlines check-in areas, ticketing counters, transfer desks, and boarding gates.
Social distancing of at least 1.5 meters is encouraged, especially when queuing for check-in, boarding or disembarking.
For customers checking in at the airport, our check-in team will ask for a current contact number if we don’t already have this. This will assist health authorities with tracking and tracing measures if required.
To comply with regulatory requirements, temperature checks for passengers will be conducted at the boarding gate for Mainland China flights.
Boarding will be conducted by rows to avoid overcrowding at the door and travelers will be asked to scan their own boarding pass.
Studies have shown that transmission risk is low on board as modern aircraft come with built-in cabin air filtration systems equipped with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.
As an added precaution, Hong Kong Airlines has an enhanced cleaning program in place to ensure that our cabins are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before departure. We use approved aircraft cleaning and disinfectant products to wipe and fog all customer and crew areas.
Sanitizing wipes will be available on request should passengers wish to wipe down their seating area.
To minimize interaction on board, cabin activity will be limited and inflight catering services remain suspended until further notice.
All passengers should remain seated until they are called to disembark by rows to avoid overcrowding in the cabin.
Hong Kong Airlines Director of Service Delivery, Chris Birt said: “Hong Kong Airlines is committed to delivering the highest level of safety and customer service standards. Our measures follow regulatory requirements and align with industry recommendations, to ensure our employees and passengers are adequately protected at all times.
We will continue to work closely with the authorities and airports to review and improve our protection measures. We would also like to cooperate with our customers to have a safe flying experience with us, and look forward to welcoming everyone on our flights very soon.”