It was only a few months ago that AirAsia was forced to suspend service to Hong Kong due to safety concerns over the deadly virus.
Now, there’s another airline to worry about, and it has a new CEO.
AirAsia is set to launch its new Singapore-to-Hong Kong flight on November 6th, which will be the first of its kind in the region.
It’s a huge step up from the current Singapore-Hongkong service, which has seen the death toll rise from 6 to 10, with many passengers infected.
With the new service, AirAsia is looking to fill the gap left by its predecessor, as well as its partner airlines.
Air Asia, the world’s largest carrier, plans to provide a one-way ticket between Singapore and Hong Kong for $250, which means the new one-stop flight is cheaper than the Hong Kong-Singapore route, which costs between $700 and $1,500.
“AirAsia Singapore to Hongkong is the first airline to offer this service, and we are committed to offering a high-quality, one-seat Singapore to London to HongKong flight for passengers who wish to travel to Hong Kong from Singapore,” AirAsia’s Singapore CEO Tony Fernandes told Reuters news agency on Friday.
Airline experts are also excited to see this new service taking off, as it will offer the highest levels of safety and security.
“The Singapore to China service is a big step forward, but I am very excited about the Singapore to South Africa service,” Singapore Airlines chief executive David Chang told Reuters.
“It will be an exciting and exciting experience, because it will be a very safe journey from Singapore to Johannesburg.”
The airline also has a plan to add flights to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, starting in 2019.