Representatives from the Kumamoto Prefectural Government’s Hong Kong Office and HK Express were on hand in Hong Kong to see off passengers on the inaugural HK Express scheduled service to Kumamoto on 20 May. The airline will operate the 2,034-kilometre airport pair twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) facing no direct competition.
- HK Express launched scheduled services from Hong Kong (HKG) to Kumamoto (KMJ) on 20 May. It will offer twice-weekly flights (Thursdays and Sundays) on the 2,034-kilometre airport pair, which it previously operated as a charter flight. The airline will deploy its A320s on the sector and faces no direct competition. “Japan is among our most welcomed places, and Hong Kong-Kumamoto is surely one of the very popular routes in our network,” said Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director of HK Express. “Apart from Hong Kong residents, we also expect to serve many Asia-based travellers who can take advantage of our convenient connections throughout the region.” OAG schedules show that HK Express will fly to 10 Japanese destinations from its home base during S18.