Airbus secures nine A330 aircraft order from Hong Kong Airlines

Airbus has confirmed a deal with Hong Kong Airlines for a firm order of nine wide-body A330-300 aircraft.

Once delivered, the planes will be deployed at Hong Kong Airlines’ Asian network and beyond, expanding its wide-body fleet.With the delivery of its first A350-900 plane by the end of 2018, Hong Kong Airlines’ fleet size will stand at more than 50 aircraft.

Hong Kong Airlines president Zhang Kui said:

“Today’s announcement underscores our plan to operate an extensive regional network in Asia. The A330’s flexibility also allows us to further deploy these aircraft to some long-haul routes in the future, and we are going to operate the all-new A350 XWB in 2017, which will open a new chapter of our international operations.”

Airbus customers chief operating officer John Leahy said:

“With the A330, the carrier will be operating the most cost-efficient and versatile wide-body aircraft, both now and in the future.”

Founded in 2006, the airline currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of 33 aircraft, which include 11 A320s and 22 A330s, as well as five A330-200 freighter aircraft. Hong Kong Airlines currently covers 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa.

 

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