Hong Kong Airlines' first flight to Los Angeles takes off with new tableware

Hong Kong Airlines has commenced its new service to Los Angeles, further cementing its growing presence in North America, following the launch of a daily service to Vancouver earlier this year, the company said.

Los Angeles also becomes the carrier´s first destination in the Continental United States, with San Francisco and New York to follow in 2018.

Passengers traveling on Hong Kong Airlines´ inaugural Hong Kong to Los Angeles flight were the first to dine from a series of newly designed tableware, consisting of chinaware, glassware, and cutlery.

Hong Kong Airlines has partnered with award-winning, local homeware design brand JIA Inc. (“JIA”) and inflight experience specialists CLIP to develop a new selection of exclusive Business Class tableware that showcases the city´s unique heritage and culture.

Working with international designers, JIA looks to infuse traditional Chinese dining habits with modern accessibility — in doing so, creating new interpretations through design that are a marriage of Eastern and Western elements.