Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) has put a range of inflight items up for sale, including crockery, limited-edition amenity kits, pillows and duvets, as well as wine.
These items are mostly obsolete as they haven’t been in service in recent years, according to a release.
HKA director of service delivery Chris Birt said the initiative is a win-win for both the carrier and its customers given that the pandemic continues to upend travel plans.
“To prevent wastage and disposal of obsolete or surplus items we have in storage, we have decided to put them up for sale after seeing how favourably the public has responded to similar airline inflight product sales,” he said.
“These items can be used or consumed at home or over a picnic with family and friends. We also hope that they will bring back fond memories of past travels with Hong Kong Airlines and build excitement as we all wait patiently to step onboard again soon.”
Items will be bundled to offer a mix of inflight products to cater to everyone. For example, a half-size trolley will be packed with business class tableware, cutlery, amenity kits, blanket and pillow with cover, plus 24 bottles of wine. A full-size trolley will include a greater quantity of the same items offered in the half-size trolley bundle, with 36 bottles of wine.
Depending on the product mix, the sale price for bundles will start from HK$1,788 (US$230) for home sets and from HK$8,888 for a fully stocked half-size cart. Prices include free delivery in Hong Kong.
The exclusive sale will be hosted on bespoke e-commerce platform Epix Products (www.epixproducts.com) on Friday, July 23, 2021.