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Hong Kong Airlines to Start Service from SFO

Starting March 25, Hong Kong Airlines will launch non-stop service from SFO to Hong Kong

Hong Kong Airlines’ new service from SFO to Hong Kong (HKG) will be operated by its brand-new Airbus A350.  The fuel-efficient widebody aircraft features a total of 334 seats, with 33 in Business Class, 108 in Economy Comfort and 193 in Economy Class. 

“We are honored that Hong Kong Airlines has made SFO a key part of their growth strategy in the United States,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “This move reinforces our Airport as the global gateway to the world’s foremost center of technology, innovation, and tourism.”

“Our transition from a regional airline to a global carrier continues to gain traction, as San Francisco becomes our third destination in North America. . . . As a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers, we are delighted to offer passengers with more flexibility and options when travelling to the Golden City,” said Mr. Li Dian Chun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines.

Hong Kong Airlines flight No. 61 will depart SFO at 12:30 p.m. and arrive in HKG at 5:50 p.m. the following day.  The return flight No. 60 will depart HKG at 1:00 pm and arrive SFO at 10:45 a.m.  Flights will operate four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

The aircraft features include Business Class seats have a width of 23” and are able to fully recline into a flatbed.  All seats are also equipped with the latest high-definition TV screens offering a variety of inflight entertainment options, including movies, television, news and music.  Each seat also has a power outlet and USB port and onboard Wi-Fi service with the first 15 minutes of use at no cost.

For more information, or to make a reservation, visit Hong Kong Airlines.


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SFO is the First US Airport Approved to Use FEMA’s Public Alert System

Wireless Emergency Alert system can get life-saving information to any cellphone at the Airport

SFO has become the first airport in the United States to receive approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts, which can issue potentially life-saving information to any cellphone located on Airport grounds.

This industry-leading capability allows the Airport to issue the emergency alerts through the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS), a unified platform that integrates multiple alert systems across the nation. With Wireless Emergency Alerts issued through IPAWS, SFO staff can quickly reach airport employees, passengers, and members of the public on Airport grounds to provide critical information in an emergency.

“Safety and security are our highest priorities, and we continue to enhance our emergency response capabilities,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Being the first airport in the U.S. approved to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts gives us an important tool to help keep people safe during an emergency.”

With Wireless Emergency Alerts, warnings can be sent to a mobile device without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service. Designated SFO staff have been trained and certified to issue Wireless Emergency Alert information using IPAWS.  In the event of an incident, emergency, or situation which requires critical and potentially life-saving information to be disseminated immediately to Airport employees, passengers, and the public at SFO, designated staff will use the system to send a text message, accompanied by an audible alert, to mobile phones in the prescribed area who have enabled “Emergency Alerts” under the “Government Alerts” section of their phone settings.


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