Hong Kong Express Airways
Hong Kong Express Airways Limited is a Chinese airline based in Hong Kong and based on the Hong Kong International Airport. It is a subsidiary of HNA Group.
Hong Kong Express was founded in 1996 by Helicopters Heli Hong Kong as Hong Kong. The owner was a casino operator in Macau by the name of Stanley Ho The current name was established in 2004. In May 2005, received Hong Kong Express from Hong Kong Economic Development and Labour Bureau, the line rights to five Chinese cities, such as Guangzhuo, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Nanjing and Ningbo. In July 2005, Hong Kong Express received her first machine and started on 7 September 2005 the airline service to Guangzhou, followed by flights to Hangzhou on October 5, 2005. Machine was the first used in Asia Embraer 170
The first international connection was on 30 August 2005, a charter flight to Taichung, Taiwan. In November 2005 was the route network of 12 national and, in addition to Taichung, 3 international connections.
The HNA Group ( owner of Hainan Airlines ) acquired in August 2006, 45 % of the shares of Hong Kong Express. The airline is now owned by the HKE Holding ( 45%), Stanley Ho ( 40.3 %) and Andrew Tse ( 14.7 %) and employs around 100 people.
Hong Kong Express operated today, mostly in code-sharing with Hong Kong Airlines, multiple destinations within the People's Republic of China and cities in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.
As of July 2013, the fleet of the Hong Kong Express Airways consists of four aircraft:
- 4 Airbus A320 -200 ( operated by Hong Kong Airlines)
To society in addition the HeliExpress Macau, with its divisions HeliHongKong and East Asia airline, with a fleet of five helicopters Sikorsky S76C . Both divisions operate scheduled flights between Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen, as well as local passenger charter flights and general air transport.