HK Express goes off to Guam

HK Express goes off to Guam

Lining up to celebrate the inaugural departure of HK Express’ flight UO 34 from Hong Kong to Guam on 15 December were: Robert Grim, International Industry Representative (China & South Korea) of The Transportation Security Administration – US Department of Homeland Security; Edmund Hui, Account Director of Guam Visitors Bureau – Hong Kong Representative Office; Brian Bedell, Consul of Economic Affairs, US Consulate General; Kurt W. Tong, Consul General of the US to Hong Kong and Macau; and Andrew Cowen, Director and CEO of HK Express.

  • HK Express has ventured into a new market with the launch on 15 December of four times weekly flights from its home base of Hong Kong (HKG) to Guam (GUM). The 3,402-kilometre sector becomes the LCC’s longest so far beating the 2,940-kilometre route to Tokyo Narita. HK Express will face competition from United Airlines which also flies the route four times weekly. Located in stunning Micronesia, Guam is in a remote area of the sun-soaked Western Pacific Ocean. A US territory, Guam has seen rapid growth as an up-and-coming island getaway, perfect for action-oriented travellers who are keen to dive, surf, hike and explore the truly unique Micronesian culture. Charles H. Ada II, Executive Manager of the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam, said: “Guam welcomes HK Express to its family of airport operators. The non-stop link to Hong Kong offers Guam residents another option to reach major Asia destinations. The daytime operation to Hong Kong also offers residents travel options that are not currently available in Guam. The partnership we’ve established with this route is very important to our growth; we are certain that we will see growth in this market with HK Express’ low-fare options, and we anticipate that this route will enhance our business profile as a viable destination in the Asia Pacific region.”

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