CORRECTED: Hong Kong budget carrier joins 'flights to nowhere' trend
CORRECTED:  Hong Kong budget carrier joins 'flights to nowhere' trend

[CORRECTS EMISSIONS FIGURE IN PAR 11 TO READ “0.06 TONNES OF CO2 PER PASSENGER” STED “0.06 TONNES OF CO2” AS SENT  ]Hong Kong’s budget carrier HK Express joined airlines offering “flights to nowhere” on Thursday with an inaugural journey filled with media and influencers, sparking criticism from environmentalists.The low-cost airliner, now wholly-owned by Cathay Pacific, has been grounded for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.A preview flight carrying around 110 passengers took off on Thursday afternoon, circled Hong Kong and returned 90 minutes later.With the aviation industry in dee…

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