Hong Kong Express Airways is a hong-kong based low-cost airline partly owned by the mainland Chinese HNA group. The company was incorporated on March 10th 2004, and was owned by Macau casino entrepreneur Stanley Ho until Hong Kong’s official helicopter operator Heli Hong Kong announced its plans to start operations via Hong Kong Express to become Hong Kong’s Fourth national airline.
In the Year 2005, the airline was given permission to transport passengers, cargo and mail from Hong Kong to selected destinations in China and the airline received it’s Air Operator Certificate in July 2005.
The Airline started using Embraer 170 on charter services to Taichung, the Republic of China on September 3rd, 2005.
Passenger services began to Guangzhou on the 8th of September 2005, then services expanded to include Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Ningbo.
HNA Group, the mother company of Hainan airlines announced that it will acquire a 45 percent stake in Hong Kong Express. This agreement situated the airline as a registered airline in Hong Kong.
January 2008 is the date the airline announced that expansion was on the way and that it included six Boeing 737-800 will be added to the Hong Kong Express fleet before the end of the year.
On the 26th of June 2013, Hong Kong Express announced that it will transform its operations to a low-cost carrier (LCC) and be renamed to “HK Express” under the management of CEO Andrew Cowen.
Hong Kong Express LCC flights started on the 27th of October 2013 in five different destinations in Asia.
The airline provides air transport services to 28 different destinations in Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, U.S. territories, Taiwan and Thailand.
The Airline’s main hub is at Hong Kong International airport using a fleet consisting of the 320 Airbus family.
The airline became a founding member of the U-FLY alliance in 2016. And with Almosafer you can now book your flight through HK Express airways with ease.
Convenient and easily accessible to facilitate plane intro and outro, the upfront seats give you the leisure you desire.
A service Hong Kong Express airway provides for its passengers to allow for a small fee, you can get extra leg-room, the service can be purchased at the time of booking, check-in desk or on-board.
The airline offers a selection of eclectic meals, Hot drinks, Cold drinks, noodles, and snacks
The passenger will also get up to 20% off when the passenger pre-books the meal of his/her choice.
The baggage allowance on-flight is 30KG.
The maximum weight for one luggage shall not exceed 32 KG.
For cabin baggage allowance the weight limit is 7 KG
The passengers who are traveling with electronic tickets (e-tickets) can do their online check-in for confirmed bookings before the flight departure within 48 hours to 75 minutes.
Yes, Hong Kong Express Airways allows web check-in.
Yes, Hong Kong Express Airways offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.
The total number of routes serviced by Hong Kong Express Airways is 46.
The airline code for Hong Kong Express Airways is UO.