Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has sold an average of 1,100 tickets a day since it started accepting reservations.The new airline has also just celebrated the arrival of its first aircraft at Hong Kong International Airport on September 19.
Despite the extraordinary ticket sales record achieved, currently the incredible HK$1,000 “hot deal” tickets are still available for Christmas and Chinese New Year. Booking early is advised as over half of the tickets in this price bracket have already been sold! Oasis Hong Kong Airlines’ price promise ensures 10% of economy class seats on every flight at this amazing rate for at least one year after its launch.
In addition to travel agents, ticket bookings through direct channels including the internet and their customer service call centre have proved very popular.
Stephen Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, said “With over 500,000 visitors and 5,000 telephone enquiries to date - Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has captured the imagination of thousands. Sales have exceeded expectations in comparison to other start-up airlines with over 10,000 tickets sold in the past 14 days.
“We have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first aircraft and take great pride in announcing that it landed at the Hong Kong International Airport the day before yesterday. Now that it’s here we can complete the final steps in obtaining the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) which we have been working closely with authorities on over the last year. We have every confidence that we will receive the AOC by the inaugural flight date - the 25th of October.”
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines currently owns two Boeing 747-400s (previously owned and maintained by Singapore Airlines) with plans to expand to a fleet of five aircraft by the end of 2007. Engineering and maintenance will be carried out by HAECO, a leading aviation maintenance provider in Asia.