HK Express reduces flights to Seoul; adds Bangkok service

16 Jun 2015 by Clement Huang

HK Express will temporarily reduce the number of flights it makes to Seoul from July 1.

The Hong Kong low-cost carrier (LCC) currently serves Seoul three-times daily but this will be reduced to a twice-daily service from July.

The move will see the cancellation of flight UO614 and UO615 respectively – with the former departing Hong Kong at 2150 and arriving in Seoul the next day at 0225. Meanwhile, UO615 will take off from Seoul at 0420 and arrive back in Hong Kong at 0705.    

The flight changes are now reflected on the HK Express website.

The move coincides with the ongoing MERS scare, which has seen Hong Kong raise its South Korea threat level to red and travel agencies cancelling some 600 tours to the country.

While the airline did not confirm this was the cause, it did state that the temporary reduction of its services to followed "an in-depth review of market needs".

In other news, HK Express plans to launch a new service to Bangkok Don Mueung. Subject to government approval, the LCC will fly between its base in Hong Kong and Bangkok once daily.

The service will be operated by the A320 narrowbody aircraft, which comes with a single-class configuration of 180 economy seats arranged in a 3-3 layout.

Flight UO322 will depart Hong Kong daily at 2150 and arrive in Bangkok at 2345. The return service, flight UO323 will then take off from Bangkok at 0315 and touch back down in Hong Kong at 0705.

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Clement Huang

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