Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, as of April 9th is in liquidation.
If you are holding an Oasis ticket you are encouraged to contact the airline for a refund on 00852 3628 0628. Cathay Pacific has also stepped in to help passengers who are holding Oasis tickets and need to fly to Hong Kong, they are offering special reduced fares, including a one-way fare from London – Hong Kong for £160. The Cathay Pacific hotline for Oasis customers is 0044 208 834 8893.
Launched in 2006, Oasis airlines, one of the world's first long-haul cheap carriers, has become a firm favourite for those looking for cheap flights to Hong Kong. With fares half that of many competitors, their London – Hong Kong route has forced other carriers on the same route to slash fares – thanks to Oasis, visiting Hong Kong has never been so cheap.
In 2007, the airline unveiled a new route to Hong Kong from Vancouver, this has also forced more traditional carriers to slim-down on their own prices. The airline's pioneering spirit has seen it pick up a hatful of awards, and it seems to be going from strength to stregnth.
Here are the essential Oasis facts
- London – Hong Kong - 7 days a week
- Vancouver - Hong Kong - 6 days a week
- Roundtrip economy starting from $300, plus taxes of around $200
- Roundtrip business class starting from $2000 plus taxes of around $200
On Board – Economy
- 14 video channels on personal screen
- Complimentary meals
- Alcohol and soft drinks outside of meals is paid
- Seat pitch of 32 inches
- 23kg checked baggage allowance
On Board – Business
- 16 video channels
- Complimentary meals and drinks
- Seat pitch of 50 inches +
- 30kg checked baggage allowance
Planned Routes - San Fransisco, Chicago, Berlin, Milan.
All in all, Oasis offers an almost identical service to traditional airlines, with just a few of the luxuries trimmed. The video channels have a good, if not stellar selection of films. The economy class seat pitch is equal and better than some traditional carriers. Where you lose out is in the free alcohol department and also with food, which is not quite gourmet. You will also find most Oasis flights busy, if not full. With a load factor upwards of 75% on flights, you can forget about stretching out over three seats. However, more good news comes from punctuality, Oasis runs around 90% while the route average is 75%.
Value for Money?
If you don't mind a likely packed flight, Oasis really is outstanding value. At often 1/3 or even ½ the price of traditional carriers on the route, a flight with Oasis can leave plenty of extra cash in your wallet for Hong Kong's top class restaurants and bars. In response to the launch of Oasis many carriers have been forced to cut their prices and it’s worth shopping around. Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific and British Airways have all dropped prices and regularly offer promotions.