Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express has launched a new route to Busan on Thursday. This brings the number of airlines operating flights between Busan and Hong Kong to four, including Korean Air, Air Busan and Dragonair.
The Hong Kong airline flies the route five times a week and will operate one more flight a week from Aug. 20. Until Wednesday, one-way tickets cost only W87,900 (US$1=W1,038) for flights departing from Monday to March 28, 2015. Tickets can be purchased at hkexpress.com.
The number of tourists traveling between Busan and Hong Kong grew to 75,000 last year from 38,000 in 2010, up by 20 percent each year over the last four years.