HK Express appoints new commercial director

Hong Kong’s low-fare airline HK Express has appointed Jonathan Hutt as commercial director, effective from 1 August 2017.

As commercial director, Hutt will oversee all of HK Express’ commercial activities and lead the revenue management, network planning, sales and distribution, as well as marketing and communications teams.

Joining HK Express as a part of the senior management team, he draws from 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the Greater China and North Asia regions.

Prior to joining HK Express, Hutt spent 7 years serving as business development director and brand director of Spring Airlines in Shanghai, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the Chinese low-cost carrier’s expansion strategy and successful entry into Hong Kong, Taiwan, South East Asia and Japan. He also spearheaded new distribution and sales channels for Spring as part of the airline’s social marketing centre.

In previous positions, Hutt served as a marketing consultant for brands such as Tesco, Harley-Davidson, LVMH and Coca-Cola Amatil.

“I am excited to join HK Express and to contribute to furthering HK Express’ rapid growth in the near future. It is a pleasure and an honour to be part of Hong Kong’s aviation landscape, and to bring affordable, safe and reliable travel to our guests,” said Hutt.

Andrew Cowen, director and CEO of HK Express said, “The experience and expertise that Jonathan brings to HK Express will further strengthen our commercial function and the leadership of our airline. This enables us to reinforce our market leadership in Hong Kong’s low-fare travel sector and to prepare for the next phase of HK Express’ growth."