[Press Release]: HK Express Becomes the First in Asia to Partner with Dohop for Expanding International Interline Services

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The Iceland-Based Flight Comparison Site Connects HK Express Passengers with Exciting Destinations Beyond Asia

Hong Kong, 27 February 2018 Hong Kong-based airline HK Express and Iceland-based flight comparison site Dohop are pleased to announce a new partnership to provide international interline services to guests. The two forward-thinking companies signed a memorandum of understanding early today (27 February, 2018) at the Aviation Festival in Singapore. HK Express is the first airline in Asia to partner with Dohop. The partnership directly benefits HK Express guests, who will be able to travel beyond Asia with only one booking is needed on their multi-leg journey.

Founded in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2004, Dohop was voted the world’s leading flight comparison website in 2017, connecting guests with more than 600 airlines and numerous destinations. This modern interline system provides a host of benefits for both airlines and guests. Not only are interline partnerships one of the most commercially efficient ways for international airlines to cooperate, but they also ensure guests can make their multi-legs journey with different airlines in only one booking.

In the future, Dohop will line up HK Express with other airlines around the world for the interline partnership. With the agreement of both airlines, Dohop will set up a search and booking application into the HK Express website (www.hkexpress.com), providing flights options that outside HK Express network from the partner airlines. This intuitive virtual platform will effortlessly link guests of the airline with international airline partners, making it easier to find affordable multi-leg trips to all corners of the globe. HK Express guests will be able to explore exciting destinations beyond Asia in the future.

“Our partnership with Dohop is part of a long-term strategy to expand HK Express’ international network, as booking traffic moves toward web search,” said Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director of HK Express. “By working with Dohop, HK Express will be able to expand its services to partner airlines and airports around the globe. The new developed search engine by Dohop will draw more interline bookings on our website, providing benefits for both the airlines and our guests.”

“We are very excited to be partnering with HK Express on this new venture,” said David Gunnarsson, CEO of Dohop. “The world of virtual interline is evolving at an incredible rate and it is fantastic to see forward thinking airlines such as HK Express playing such a significant role in the booking process.”

Photo Caption: Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director of HK Express and David Gunnarsson, CEO of Dohop signed a memorandum of understanding of partnership at the 2018 Aviation Festival in Singapore.

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HK Express is an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registered airline and therefore in compliance with IOSA standards. HK Express is committed to delivering operational safety to its Guests and crews.

For reservations or information, please visit www.hkexpress.com, follow us on Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/HKExpress, SinaWeibo: www.weibo.com/hkexpress; WeChat: HK Express; Twitter: HKExpress.jp or refer to our Instagram: @HK_Express.

About HK Express
Hong Kong’s low-cost carrier HK Express has become a leader in the Hong Kong aviation industry by concentrating on best-in-class on-time performance and safety while revolutionizing air travel throughout the Asia market. The airline also received a “7-star safety rating” – the highest ranking possible, as well as recognition from airlineratings.com, an independent, industry-respected research group, for being one of the world’s 10 safest low cost carriers. HK Express flies to 26 of the most popular destinations in Asia and has flown over 10 million guests since converting to an LCC – a major achievement that attests to the popularity of the airline. HK Express is also one of the founder airlines of the world’s first LCC alliance, U-FLY Alliance (www.uflyalliance.com), and is a partner member of reward-U (www.reward-u.com) as well as U-FLY Holidays (www.uflyholidays.com).

About Dohop
Dohop is an Icelandic travel technology company. Dohop provides virtual interline solutions for the aviation industry, focusing on airline and airport white label solutions such as Worldwide by easyJet and GatwickConnects.

Dohop’s technology powers the award-winning flight search at www.dohop.com recommended by travel editors of major media including CNN and BBC. Dohop voted Iceland’s Innovation Company of the Year in 2016 and the World’s Leading Flight Comparison Website 2014, 2016 and 2017.

With headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, Dohop employs 40 members of staff, including teams in Belarus, Ukraine and London.

For further information, please contact:

HK Express

Iris Ho
Tel:3906 7638
Fax:3151 1801
Email: iris.ho@hkexpress.com

Natalie Leung
Tel:3906 7637
Fax:3151 1801
Email: Natalie.leung@hkexpress.com

Pinny Xie
Tel: 3906 7608
Fax: 3151 1801
Email: pinny.xie@hkexpress.com
Email of PR & Communications Department: pr@hkexpress.com

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