Representatives from HK Express, Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited and the Department of Civil Aviation were on hand in Yangon to celebrate the launch of HK Express’ new four times weekly service to Hong Kong on 1 September. Competition on the route is provided by Dragonair and Myanmar National Airlines.
- HK Express has added Myanmar to its growing list of country markets. On 1 September the LCC began a four times weekly service from Hong Kong (HKG) to Yangon (RGN). The 1,952-kilometre route is already served by Dragonair (daily flights) and Myanmar National Airlines (thrice-weekly flights). Andrew Cowen, Director and CEO of HK Express, said: “HK Express is dedicated to developing a more connected Asia with affordable flights, new routes and convenient services. There is nothing more exhilarating than exploring new cities and cultures, and we are humbled to be a part of the experience.” U Tin Ohn, General Manager of Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited, said: “Yangon International Airport is delighted to work with HK Express to strengthen connectivity with global cities, promote trade and drive greater knowledge exchange between Hong Kong and Myanmar. Strong and mutually beneficial partnerships such as these will continue to reinforce Myanmar’s status as an aviation and tourism hub.” On 5 September HK Express also began a second route to Myanmar, flying twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) to Mandalay (MDL). The 1,848-kilometre route will not face any direct competition. In total HK Express now serves over 20 destinations from its Hong Kong base using a fleet of 15 A320s, the most recent of which joined the airline in early August.