Hong Kong’s Oasis sells 10,000 tickets

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong’s only low fare, long-haul airline has announced that it has sold an average of 1,100 tickets a day since it started accepting reservations. Oasis Hong Kong Airlines also celebrated another milestone as its first aircraft arrived at Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong.

In addition to travel agents, ticket bookings through direct channels including the internet and their customer service call centre have proved very popular. In the UK, 77% of tickets have been sold online.

Stephen Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, said ‘With over 500,000 online visitors and 5,000 telephone enquiries to date - Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has captured the imagination of thousands wanting to visit the Orient. Sales have exceeded expectations in comparison to other start-up airlines with over 10,000 tickets sold in just 14 days.

‘We have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first aircraft and take great pride in announcing that it has now landed at the Hong Kong International Airport.’

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, the leading aviation maintenance provider in Asia.