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Flight path from Johannesburg to Hong Kong

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Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong

You want to get on the cheapest flight to Hong Kong (HKG) from Johannesburg (JNB). The way to make sure that you book a cheap flight is by (1) typing your flight details into the flight comparison and bookings engine on the left and booking with the cheapest airline, and (2) using SouthAfrica.TO flights discount voucher to reduce the airfare more! If you've got no vouchers, then start earning them with your flight to Hong Kong - simply email us a writeup of your trip and we'll send you a travel voucher.

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History & News

  • 22 Sep 2013. SAA cancels flight SA287 from JNB to HKG as a result of Tropical Cyclone Usagi. Phone 0861 606 606 if you are on an SAA flight.

  • 27 Oct 2013. Emirates launches a 3rd direct daily flight from Dubai to Hong Kong in an Airbus A330-200

  • Feb 2013. Etihad launches flights to Hong Kong via Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Air Seychelles (Etihad owns 40% of Air Seychelles).

  • 29 Mar 2012. Shortly after takeoff, Cathay Pacific flight CX-748 from Johannesburg to Hong Kong, returns to O.R. Tambo International Airport with its #1 engine damaged from ingesting a bird.

  • 26 Mar 2012. South African Airways & Singapore Airlines reach a settlement with the Competition Commission for price fixing on the JNB - Hong Kong flight route. The investigation began after Cathay Pacific applied for leniency on 16 January 2008.

  • 1974. SAA commences flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong via the Seychelles.

  • SAA Johannesburg - Hong Kong stamp

Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Hong Kong

The only direct flights from JNB to HKG are with Cathay Pacific. We carried out a snapshot survey of JNB-HKG flights and sorted the airlines from cheapest at the top (this order will have changed since).

Airline
Airports
Stops

Emirates (EK)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (17 to 31 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (18 hours)
Addis Ababa (ADD)

Qatar Airways (QR)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (17 to 25 hours)
Doha (DOH)

Turkish Airlines (TK)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (39 hours)
Istanbul (IST)

South African Airways (SA)
Codeshare with Jet Airways

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (17 hours)
Mumbai (BOM)

Kenya Airways (KQ)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (23 hours)
Nairobi (NBO)

Cathay Pacific Airways (CX)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

non-stop (13 hours)

Etihad flights (EY)
(codeshare with Air Seychelles)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (18 hours)
Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Singapore Airlines (SQ)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (16 hours)
Singapore (SIN)

Air Mauritius (MK)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (15 to 16 hours)
Mauritius (MRU)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (34 to 35 hours)
Amsterdam (Schipol)

Air France South AfricaAir France widget (AF)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (40 hours)
Paris De Gaulle (CDG)

Virgin Atlantic South Africa (VS)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (39 hours)
London (Heathrow)

British Airways (BA)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (34 hours)
London (Heathrow)

Thai International Airways (TG)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (17 hours)
Bangkok (BKK)

Lufthansa (LH)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

1-stop (39 hours)
Frankfurt (FRA)

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

South African flights suspended from 31 January 2012

flight path from Johannesburg to Hong Kong, China

Holiday in Hong Kong

by Jill

My favourite travel experience would simply have to be my trip to Hong Kong. Why? It was a time I’ll never forget and an experience well worth popping into my store of momentous memories.

In 1992 my father remarried, my Mother having passed away in 1991, a lady by the name of Pam. They lived in Johannesburg – as does my two brothers and sister. Pam has a son, Neil, who is an airline flight engineer. Although he lived in Durban he and I met when he had to come to Cape Town on business and my father suggested the two of us meet. Neil and I got along famously from the very start. From then on he often met me in Cape Town and we spent many hours getting to know one another. It was so special to feel as if I’d acquired another brother.

Neil was horrified to learn that I had never been overseas as, by the very nature of his job, he travels all over the world. In his view my reasons for never having ventured abroad needed to be rectified – sooner rather than later.

One day Neil phoned me to say that the airline he worked for was allowing family members to fly as a very low cost to any destination as long as their staff member was working on the flights as booked. I eagerly jumped at the opportunity and chose Hong Kong as the destination because friends of my parents had travelled there and it seemed very far away. I was also interested in having a chance to see an eastern way of living.

It wasn’t long when Neil and I were jetting off. My excitement started before we even landed in Hong Kong. Upon approaching the airport, Neil had an air hostess call me into the cockpit. I sat directly behind the Pilot as he landed the aeroplane negotiating it from the runway that began on top of the South China Sea!

From then on the holiday in Hong Kong was one exciting experience after another. I stayed in a hotel with Neil and the other senior flight crew whilst the stewardesses stayed in a different hotel. The result was I had around eight very well-travelled gentlemen at my disposal. They were keen to show around a complete novice such as I.

The traffic in Hong Kong was absolutely bezerk. I was so busy gazing at the people always on mobile phones, buildings, limousines [by the dozen] that I often had to be yanked back out of the traffic by my ‘assistants’. They bought me a T-shirt with “I survived Hong Kong” emblazoned on it.

We had dinner on the Jumbo Floating Restaurant that claimed to be the largest floating restaurant in the world. I had a baked Alaska – another first for me.

We ferried across the South China Sea to various islands and saw many more sights, but that’s another story for another time…


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