Recession brings good news and bad news for travelers planning to visit Hong Kong. Bad news is of course, everyone wants to cut on expenditures as job security becomes more shaky and pink slips could be served anytime soon. The good news is that Hong Kong recession means lower occupancy rates on hotels and discounted deals on airfares. That should inspire some of us to pursue plans to come over.

As a guide to prospect travelers, here are budget airlines serving Hong Kong from various cities. There may be many different meanings of budget airlines, listed here are cheaper alternatives to more prestigious airlines.

Air Asia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bangkok Airways
Koh Samui, Bangkok

Cebu Pacific
Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark (all in the Philippines)

Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Kunming, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenyang, Xiamen, Xian (all in China); Fukuoka, Japan; Hanoi, Vietnam; Manila, Philippines; Kathmandu, Nepal; Busan, S Korea; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; Kaoshiung, Taiwan; Phuket, Thailand

Hong Kong Express Airways
Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Harbin, Ningbo, Okinawa, Phuket, Sapporo, Shanghai-Pudong, Xi’an (all in China); Denpasar/Bali, Indonesia; Taichung, Taiwan; Kathmandu, Nepal; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand

Jetstar Asia Airways

Thai AirAsia
Bangkok, Thailand

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