HK Express: Bangkok Expansion and a Strong Q1 Performance

Render of HK Express aircraft over city.
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Great news for budget-conscious travelers! HK Express Airways (HK Express) celebrates the much-anticipated launch of its inaugural flight between Hong Kong and Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport (DMK).

This exciting addition perfectly complements their existing services to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). It now provides passengers with unparalleled flexibility and choice when exploring Bangkok, the captivating “City of Smiles.”

HK Express CEO Jeanette Mao gave comment on the recent inauguration. “Don Mueang marks a significant milestone for HK Express, solidifying our presence in Thailand with a total of four destinations.”

“Thailand has consistently ranked among our most popular travel hubs. We’re confident this new route will open doors for even more travelers to experience the country’s undeniable charm.”

A Busy Golden Week After Strong Q1 Performance

HK Express is thrilled to report a phenomenal first quarter of 2024. Across the period, it boasted average load factors exceeding a staggering 97%, notably during the recent Easter holiday.

As the highly anticipated Labour Day Golden Week approaches, demand for HK Express’ services continues to soar.

Bookings to popular North Asian destinations are exceeding 90% occupancy, with some South Korean routes surpassing an impressive 95% mark.

“With the Golden Week on the horizon, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in travel demand, particularly from Mainland China to Hong Kong,” explains HK Express CEO Jeanette Mao.

“We’re also seeing a rise in transit connections through Hong Kong to other Asian cities. To cater to the growing needs of the Greater Bay Area, HK Express is strategically increasing flight frequencies on popular Southeast Asian routes.”

This strategic expansion includes the recently launched Don Mueang service. It sees a significant uptick in weekly flights between Hong Kong and Danang, Vietnam (from 10 to 14, starting April 28th, 2024).

“Looking ahead to the peak summer travel season in July, we anticipate a continued surge in both local and regional travel,” says Jeanette Mao.

“HK Express remains dedicated to providing our diverse customer base with exceptional value, seamless global connectivity, and an unparalleled travel experience.”

A HK Express aircraft climbs after takeoff.

HK Express: Safety, Value, and Customer Focus

The carrier, an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registered airline, is renowned for its exceptional safety record and on-time performance.

According to Cirium, a leading aviation analytics firm, HK Express ranked a remarkable third globally. It is notably first in Asia for on-time arrival performance among low-cost carriers.

This dedication to safety is further reinforced by the coveted “7-star safety rating” awarded to the carrier by This is a prestigious independent airline rating agency.

As a member of the Cathay Pacific Group, the airline has empowered over 22 million passengers to travel on their own terms since its transformation into a low-cost carrier.

HK Express is a trusted and preferred choice for budget-conscious travelers worldwide. It offers a winning combination of affordability, convenience, and a commitment to exceptional service.

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