HK Express launched their inaugural flight to Ningbo in China on 2 August. This occurred during the Qixi Festival (the Chinese equivalent of Valentine’s Day) which is one of the big occasions for celebration in China. Jimmy Ma, Executive Chairman & President of HK Express offered every woman passenger a rose on the maiden flight.
- HK Express commenced flights to Ningbo (NGB) in China on 2 August. The five-times weekly 1,109-kilometre route from Hong Kong (HKG) will be operated by the airline’s A320 and faces no competition. This becomes the airline’s 11th route in total and second to China, as it already serves Kunming. Located in the east of Zhejiang, Ningbo is the second largest city in the Yangtze River Delta Region after Hangzhou. Historically known as one of five important trading ports, Ningbo is famous for its thriving business culture and vibrant port city atmosphere. Last year Ningbo Lishe International Airport handled 5.46 million passengers (+3.7%) making it China’s 36th busiest airport in 2013.