HK Express (UO, Hong Kong Int'l) resumed commercial flight operations on August 2 using two of its six A320-200neo to ply a twice-weekly service from Hong Kong to Taichung Ching Chuan Kang. The Cathay Pacific-controlled low-cost carrier was grounded in March as the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread.

According to ch-aviation analysis of Flightradar24 ADS-B data, HK Express has so far reactivated A320neo aircraft B-LCM (msn 7273) and B-LCP (msn 7598). It also has eight A320-200s and eleven A321-200s in its fleet.

Based on ch-aviation schedules data, the LCC does not plan to ramp up operations any more until at least September 20. From then onwards, it plans to add Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Da Nang, Ningbo, Osaka Kansai, Seoul Incheon, and Tokyo Narita to its network again with A321s to be used on its two Japanese routes.

Unlike HK Express, sister carriers Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Int'l) and Cathay Dragon (KA, Hong Kong Int'l) have continued to operate a heavily reduced network throughout the pandemic.