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HK Express’ Stephen Milstrey Becomes First LCC Representative Appointed to IATA
Joint Slot Advisory Group
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Hong Kong’s only low-cost carrier (LCC) HK Express is honoured to have the airline’s General Manager for Network Planning and Scheduling, Stephen Milstrey, appointed to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Joint Slot Advisory Group (JSAG). This appointment follows his re-election as an IATA Slot Policy Working Group (SPWG) committee member for a further two-year term.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

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Hong Kong, 11 September 2017     Hong Kong’s only low-cost carrier (LCC) HK Express is honoured to have the airline’s General Manager for Network Planning and Scheduling, Stephen Milstrey, appointed to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Joint Slot Advisory Group (JSAG). This appointment follows his re-election as an IATA Slot Policy Working Group (SPWG) committee member for a further two-year term.

HK Express is the first LCC with a representative appointed to the JSAG. Stephen commenced his role within both IATA’s JSAG and SPWG effective from 5 September 2017.

 

Both appointments, made by IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac, signal the aviation industry’s recognition of HK Express and Stephen.    

“It’s a great honour for us to be one of the seven airlines – and the first and only LCC – with a representative appointment in the JSAG,” said Andrew Cowen, Director & CEO of HK Express.  “We are excited to offer our continuing support to SPWG and contribute Stephen’s extensive experience in planning and scheduling slots for HK Express, with the goal of optimising airport slot capacity which will enable more people to enjoy the benefits of travel worldwide.”

JSAG is a joint forum convening a maximum of seven airlines’ representatives and seven slot coordinators who are committed to coordinating slot allocations worldwide. The JSAG aims to improve the Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG), develops international coordinator community practices for endorsement, reviews regulatory developments related to worldwide schedule coordination and slot allocation, and provides guidance to IATA management on the development of services and systems to support the slot allocation and schedule coordination process.

In addition to his JSAG role, Stephen will provide technical guidance to IATA management and industry groups and maintain an open dialogue with regulatory parties as an SPWG member.

 

               

HK Express is an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registered airline and therefore in compliance with IOSA standards. HK Express is committed to delivering operational safety to its Guests and crews.

For reservations or information, please visit www.hkexpress.com, follow us on Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/HKExpress, SinaWeibo: www.weibo.com/hkexpress; WeChat: HK Express; Twitter: HKExpress.jp or refer to our Instagram: @HK_Express.

About HK Express

Independent flight statistic monitoring website flightstats.com has recognized HK Express for its top On-Time Performance (OTP) rate. The airline has become a leader in the Hong Kong aviation industry by concentrating on low fares, best-in- class on-time performance and safety while revolutionizing air travel throughout the Asia market. The airline also received a “7-star safety rating” – the highest ranking possible, as well as recognition from airlineratings.com, an independent, industry-respected research group, for being one of the world’s 10 safest low-fare airlines. HK Express flies to 28 of the most popular destinations in Asia. It is expected to launch Hong Kong-Nagoya-Guam route on 29 October 2017. With its fast-growing fleet and enticing number of destinations, HK Express has flown over 9 million guests since converting to an LCC – a major achievement that attests to the popularity of the airline and the low-fare business model. HK Express is also one of the founder airlines of the world’s first LCC alliance, U-FLY Alliance (www.uflyalliance.com), and is a partner member of reward-U (www.reward-u.com) as well as U-FLY Holidays (www.uflyholidays.com).

 

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