MIAMI – The low-cost airline HK Express (UO) has announced today that it will now resume flight operations on August 2 due to travel restrictions imposed in various Asian Pacific territories.
Having revised its resumption plans, UO postpones again its return to the skies expected for July.
As its network encompasses Asian Pacific destinations of which governments have not lifted travel limitations, the Hong Kong-based airline said today that it would gradually resume its schedule in August.
Unspecified flight plans for August
The company did not specify which destinations will be available first from August 2; instead, it stated that these announcements will be subject to market developments with schedule adjustments in its network.
For affected passengers, UO will continue to provide flexibility on travel changes related with date, route or refunds on or before August 31.
Situation of the airline inside its owner group
As its owner company, Cathay Pacific (CX), UO suspended flights in March due to the spread of the pandemic.
During the following months, the Hong Kong-based airline said that its RPM had been seriously decreased.
As a consequence, the Government of Hong Kong gave CX an injection of US$5.03bn in recapitalization financing in exchange for a minority stake in the company.
While both carriers expect to gradually resume their capacity this Summer, CX and its subsidiaries will have financial government support to maintain afloat until their return to normal levels.