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Hong Kong Express starts operation from Hong Kong International Airport


HONG KONG (Airport Authority of Hong Kong) - Hong Kong Express (HKE), the fourth Hong Kong-based passenger carrier, today commences services at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with four daily scheduled flights to Guangzhou. With the launch of HKE, there are now nine flights a day serving the Hong Kong-Guangzhou route.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) Chief Executive Officer, Dr David J Pang, welcomes HKE's new services," We are delighted to see more Hong Kong-based carriers operating services at HKIA, enriching customers' choice and offering additional convenience to travellers. The government's initiatives in expanding air services arrangements between Hong Kong and the Mainland has opened up new opportunities to existing and new carriers."

The Hong Kong-Guangzhou route is one of the fast growing passenger routes at HKIA, with 22 per cent year-on-year growth in passenger traffic recorded last year.

"China's burgeoning economy has boosted demand for air services between Hong Kong and the Mainland, especially frequent and convenient feeder services. We want to attract passengers who are transferring from international flights to the Mainland, particularly business travellers arriving from the United States and Europe" said Andrew Tse, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Express Airways.

HKE is the sixth new airline to operate from HKIA this year. The carrier provides four daily round trip flights between Hong Kong and Guangzhou using Embraer 170 aircraft.

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