Hong Kong Express Airways has launched its newest Southeast Asian scheduled service to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Buoyed by the success of its recently introduced Bangkok route which, in response to demand, has now become a daily service, the new Kuala Lumpur route will see daily flights operating from the outset.
Mr. Guo Ya Jun, President of Hong Kong Express Airways said, “Our southeast Asian routes are performing well hence our decision to launch with daily services to Kuala Lumpur. We are very excited to be entering a new country - especially one with so much potential for both inbound and outbound traffic.”
Arrivals into Hong Kong from Malaysia have increased significantly with double digit growth recorded for most months this year over the same period in 2006. Equally, Malaysia is proving a popular destination for mainland China’s outbound travellers with year on year arrivals surging 80% in the first six months of 2007.
The new Kuala Lumpur route is the second to be launched by Hong Kong Express Airways this month. The airline launched services to Yangon on November 2nd. Additional routes, and accordingly additional aircraft, will be added before the end of the year. Continuing its strategic growth programme, the airline is set to continue expansion at a similar rate in 2008.