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HK Express Soars into Summer with Additional Flights to Taichung, Danang and Osaka-Kansai
The Airline Plans to Expand Routes, Improve Inflight Experiences, and Bolster Recruitment
Friday, June 8, 2018
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 Following significant year-on-year passenger growth in the first half of 2018, Hong Kong-based airline HK Express plans to introduce extra flights to cater to market demand during the busy summer season, including Taichung, Danang and Osaka-Kansai.

                                                                                                                                                  

 

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HK Express Soars into Summer with Additional Flights
to Taichung, Danang and Osaka-Kansai
The Airline Plans to Expand Routes, Improve Inflight Experiences,
and Bolster Recruitment

 

Hong Kong, 8 June 2018         Following significant year-on-year passenger growth in the first half of 2018, Hong Kong-based airline HK Express plans to introduce extra flights to cater to market demand during the busy summer season, including Taichung, Danang and Osaka-Kansai.

In coming months, the airline will also expand its footprint in Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Mainland China, whilst consistently delivering a safe, reliable and high-quality travel experience.

In addition to the uptick in flight frequencies, the airline plans to introduce new initiatives to ensure guests’ summer vacations are carefree and enjoyable at every step of the trip. The newly-revamped services of U-Biz fare, for example, offers travellers added flexibility and value with a host of benefits—now with upgraded access to the “Club Bauhinia” lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, flexible booking cancellations, HKD25 to spend on inflight meals, priority check-in and boarding, priority baggage retrieval, free seat selection, and more.

The first half of 2018 has ushered in several major milestones for the Hong Kong-based airline. In February, the airline flew its 10 millionth passenger, and in April, the airline was awarded a Gold Award for “Best Global Recruitment Strategy” at the 2018 Asia Recruitment Awards.

As the official sponsor of the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival, HK Express has leveraged the opportunity to host a special movie screening for the high school students and to kick off its first aircraft livery design competition with 6 winning students shortlisted for joining the HK Express x Kagawa Prefecture’s cultural tour to Takamatsu for free.

In terms of performance, HK Express recorded impressive passenger numbers in the first five months of 2018, with 1.67 million passengers flown representing a 15% increase compared with the same period last year. By the end of 2018, the airline is on track to carry 4.5 million passengers in total, marking an estimated 18.1% increase compared with 2017.

Looking to the second half of the year, HK Express is preparing to share a new vision that will begin with the launch of a brand refresh campaign to support future business development strategies. Details of the campaign will be released at a later stage.

The airline also expects to expand operations and recruitment in the coming months. Given its rapid growth, the airline continuously reviews its manpower allocation and the expansion plan of its aircraft fleet. As the only low-cost carrier (LCC) based in Hong Kong, HK Express will continue to fully utilise its resources and efforts in optimising internal management and corporation efficiency.

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HK Express is an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registered airline and has successfully renewed the biannual IOSA certificate since 2014. The airline has also continuously maintained its 7-star safety rating and has also been awarded “World’s Top 10 Safest Low-Cost Carriers” for three-consecutive years by independent safety rating website AirlineRatings.com.

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

Hong Kong’s low-cost carrier HK Express has become a leader in the Hong Kong aviation industry by concentrating on 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 cost carriers. HK Express flies to 26 of the most popular destinations in Asia and has flown over 11 million guests since converting to an LCC – a major achievement that attests to the popularity of the airline. 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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