Airports aren’t just for landing planes anymore. At least not Hong Kong International Airport, where visitors are in for their first thrilling taste of the Asian islands south of China. “Shopping, dining, and entertainment” are served on an appetising platter, with selections such as PlayStation® Gateway, i-Sports, and Asia Hollywood.
The fun continues aboard Virgin Atlantic, James Bond’s favourite airline, as shown in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Personal seatback monitors with video on-demand feature the latest blockbusters, as well as popular TV shows. Video game consoles are also provided on some planes, providing access to 35 games.
Awarded Best Overall in In-flight Entertainment at the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) Avion Awards 2006 and 2007, there is never a boring trip with Jet Airways. The JetKids programme keeps the little ones amused with puzzles and gifts, while audio and video on-demand keeps adults busy, with more than 100 hours of shows and over 70 CDs.
Comfort is delivered by China Airlines on its Hong Kong flights from London. Large pillows, wool blankets, and cotton slippers are provided, while seats have adjustable headrests, leg rests, and back support. Bone china tableware, crystal glasses, fine wines and espressos, fresh salads, and Chinese desserts are also part of the package.
Enjoy Dragonair with its planes regal in maroon and gold interiors. Enhance the experience with tea from premium brand Fook Ming Tong, with top Hong Kong musician Johnny Yim playing in the background.
Cathay Pacific and British Airways also have Hong Kong flights.