Alliance formed among four LCCs


CHINA’S HNA Group has formed an airline alliance with Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, West Air and HK Express as its founding members.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, the U-FLY Alliance aims to offer passengers access to over 85 destinations with 168 city-pair options in the Asia-Pacific region.

HK Express will serve China, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Taiwan from its Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok hub while Lucky Air will primarily oversee mainland China with additional flights to Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia and Myanmar from bases in Kunming Changshui, Lijiang, and Chengdu.

Urumqi Air will be in charge of destinations throughout Xinjiang province in China from its Urumqi hub, and West Air will mainly cover China with regional flights to Singapore.

“Network alignment is underway to facilitate interline connections between many exciting city pairs across Asia,” said HNA in a statement.

“As each LCC’s network expands and becomes more interlinked, the number of travel opportunities will multiply giving a huge range of options to visit the places that our guests have always wanted to fly to.”

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