2007-09-16 - HongKong orderAirbus gets large Hong Kong order
Hong Kong Airlines bestellt 51 Airbus-Airliner<br /> Hong Kong Airlines has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 30 A320 Family aircraft, 20 A330s and one ACJ, herewith firming up an initial commitment announced at Le Bourget Airshow in Paris in June.
Engine choices have yet to be finalised. Since the company was established in 2001, Honk Kong Airlines has grown rapidly and built an extensive full service network serving Asian and Chinese mainland destinations. "Our decision to acquire these Airbus aircraft follows an extensive evaluation period. These Airbus aircraft are really the best suited for our needs," said Ren Wei Dong, Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines. "This new fleet of 51 aircraft secures the future growth of our operations and will reinforce Hong Kong as a key gateway in the region. It marks the first step in what we expect will be a long and fruitful co-operation between Airbus and Hong Kong Airlines," he added.