Cathay Pacific’s subsidiary HK Express is to launch flights between Hong Kong and Singapore from February 1.

The low-cost carrier will offer a weekly Tuesday service operated by an A320 aircraft, with flight UO780 departing Hong Kong at 1235 and arriving into Singapore at 1625.

The return leg UO781 will leave Singapore at 1800, arriving back into Hong Kong at 2205.

The carrier will join parent company Cathay Pacific on the Hong Kong-Singapore route, as well as Singapore Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot.

HK Express was acquired by Cathay Pacific in 2019, but saw its services suspended for several months in 2020 as a result of Covid-19.

The airline operates a no frills fare structure, with optional extras including upfront and additional legroom seating, food and drinks available for purchase onboard, and priority baggage, priority check-in and express boarding services.

Readers should consult current local entry requirements for both Hong Kong and Singapore before purchasing tickets – the two countries had planned to establish a quarantine-free Air Travel Bubble between the destinations, but this was abandoned in August 2021 after months of delays.

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Commenting on the news Mandy Ng, CEO of HK Express, said:

“Singapore truly has it all. That’s why it has long been a popular choice for travellers. Whether our customers are visiting Singapore for business or to visit family, HK Express will provide a safe and seamless experience every step of the journey. We anticipate a steady stream of demand for travel on this route once travel restrictions ease.”