Hong Kong Express Airways said it received approval to fly to Chengdu, Nanning, Wuhan, Jinan and Yantai, bringing to 11 the number of cities it will serve on the Chinese mainland. CEO Andrew Tse said the new destinations are part of an expansion strategy that will see it gain access to "top tier cities such as Beijing and Shanghai in the not-too-distant future." HKE flew 13,899 passengers in July aboard 377 flights.

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