Hong Kong Express Airways Limited is an airline based in Hong Kong. It operates scheduled services to five cities within the People's Republic of China, as well as international services. Its main base is Hong Kong International Airport.
Besides its fixed wing services, the HeliExpress division of Hong Kong Express Airways HeliHongKong and East Asia Airlines based in Hong Kong and Macau respectively before the fixed wing services began) operates a fleet of five helicopters on services between Hong Kong, Macau, and Shenzhen, Guangdong. It also operates local passenger charters and aerial works.
The airline was established in 1996 by Helicopters Hong Kong, as Heli Hong Kong. It was owned by Macau casino entrepreneur Stanley Ho. The current name was adopted in 2004. Their first , leased from Icelandair, with the registration of B-KXE , had its first flight in Seattle on 13 December, 2006.
Hong Kong Express phased out its four Embraer 170 aircraft leased from GE Commercial Aviation Services, which had been introduced in September 2005, and switched its focus to larger aircraft, with the acquiring of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The first aircraft was delivered in July 2005, and the second aircraft was delivered on 30 September, 2005. The third Embraer 170 was delivered on 8 December, 2005. The fourth Embraer 170 was delivered on 28 May, 2006. All of the four aircraft are being leased from GE Commercial Aviation Services. But it plans to add two aircraft annually over the next few years to fly to other Asian destinations, according to the company's website.
Two more Boeing 737-800s had already begun service in years 2006 and 2007. B-KXH was also delivered to Hong Kong Express on 13th Oct 2007 and entered service in November 2007, to the new Southeast Asia destinations such as Yangon, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
Hong Kong Airlines Limited is a Hong Kong-based airline. It operates scheduled regional services from Hong Kong as well as business charter flights. Its main base is Hong Kong International Airport.
The airline was established as CR Airways in 2001 and started operations on 5 July 2003. It was the first aircraft operator to receive its air operator's certificate since Hong Kong became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China.
The airline changed its name to "Hong Kong Airlines Limited" on 30 September 2006. It was previously owned by Robert Yip Kwong and Yu Ming Investments .
On June 21, 2007, the airline signed an MOU with Airbus to acquire 30 Airbus A320, 20 Airbus A330, and one . The order has since been firmed up. . It is unclear what will happen with the MOU with Boeing.
Heliservices Limited is a Hong Kong-based helicopter operator operating local and cross-border passenger charters and lifting and construction works. It also provides a flying limousine service between the Hong Kong International Airport and the rooftop helipad of the Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon, aerial power line insulator washing for Hong Kong's two power companies and an aerial banner-towing service for advertisers. The service has a "fully-equipped base near Shek Kong in the New Territories".
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited, operating as Dragonair, is an airline based in Hong Kong. It is a subsidiary of Hong-Kong's largest airline Cathay Pacific, and is itself the second-largest airline in Hong Kong . It operates a passenger network covering destinations across the Asia-Pacific region, and the airline especially focuses on Market. Its main base is Hong Kong International Airport.
The airline was established in May 1985 on the initiative of KP Chao, the airline's present honorary chairman, and started operations in July 1985 with a Boeing 737 service from Kai Tak International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Malaysia. At the time, Dragonair was only a small player in the Asian skies, and the airline's name was Hong Kong Dragon Airlines. In 1986, the airline officially changed its name to Dragonair and was granted licences to operate to eight cities in mainland China and a regular service to Phuket. In 1987, the airline began charter flights to mainland China. This was also the year that Dragonair became the first Hong Kong-based airline to join .
In January 1990, Cathay Pacific and Swire Group acquired a 35% holding from the Chao family, while CITIC acquired a 38% share. The Chao family retained a 22% stake with the remainder held by minor shareholders
Dragonair joined the Oneworld alliance as an affiliate member on 1 November 2007 .
Dragonair codeshares with Air China on flights between Hong Kong and mainland China , Royal Brunei on flights between Hong Kong and Bandar Seri Begawan and China Southern Airlines between Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
is another partner codesharing with Dragonair, on routes to Kota Kinabalu. The current sole shareholder of Dragonair, Cathay Pacific, has recently put on its 'CX67--' or 'CX68--' code on most Dragonair flights.
The Dragonair fleet consists of the following aircraft .
Dragonair's planes are mainly white, with a red dragon on the tail, and the name Dragonair written in dark lettering under the front passenger windows, and in red lettering over the front passenger windows also. Recently, Dragonair introduced its first livery paint on A330, with the registration code of B-HWG. The paint portrays a Dragon Boat on sides of the aircraft. The and word of was begun to be placed under the registration code of tails of aircraft after Cathay Pacific became the sole shareholder of Dragonair.
The dragon has, inexplicably, three left and one right claws.
At Hong Kong International Airport, ground services are handled by Hong Kong International Airport Services Limited, a subsidiary of Dragonair. They operate Airside/Landside Operations, Baggage Services, Cargo Services, Ramp Services, Ticketing & Information, Station Control, and Flight Operations for Dragonair and several other airlines at this airport.
It also provide VIP lounge services to Dragonair.