KANSAS CITY – MetroAir Virtual Airlines will offer Airbus A330 service from Ontario, Calif., to Hong Kong beginning Apr. 1.
The new Hong Kong flight is the newest in a recent batch of long-haul flights added from MetroAir’s Ontario hub, which were made possible by the addition of new A330 aircraft and the reintroduction of Boeing 757s in recent months.
A city on China’s south-eastern coast, Hong Kong is home to more than 7 million people and is one of the most densely-populated areas in the world. Hong Kong International Airport, VHHH, is ranked as the 10th busiest airport in the world for passenger traffic, handling more than 53 million passengers in 2011. It is also the world’s busiest airport for cargo traffic.
The airport takes up an entire island off the coast of Hong Kong, adding a new challenge for MetroAir pilots at the end of the nearly 14-hour flight.
Congratulations to Andri Kristjansson for being the first to correctly guess the destination. Andri will receive 100 MetroMiles and a the Sporting Kansas City A319 livery when it becomes available.