Low cost airline Macau Asia Express starts flying in 2008

15 August 2007

Macau, China, 15 Aug – Low cost airline, Macau Asia Express announced the leasing of six Airbus A320-200 aircraft in order to begin operating in the first quarter of 2008.

A statement from the company published Tuesday said that first aircraft would be delivered in December and the other five by the beginning of 2009.

Macau Asia Express plans to have a fleet of 11 aircraft by 2010.

Macau Asia Express is a joint venture between Air Macau, China National Aviation Company and the Shun Tak holding company owned by Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho.

Macau Asia Express announced it would offer flights to Japan, mainland China, Vietnam and other regions of Southeast Asia, on a total of 12 routes.

The aircraft are being leased from Aircastle Limited.

Macau Asia Express will be the second low cost airline to be based in Macau operating international flights, after the start of operations by Viva Macau. (macauhub)