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Hong Kong Airlines to order A380 at Paris Air Show


Hong Kong Airlines Ltd spokeswoman Eva Chan stated the carrier would announce either a firm order or a Letter of Intent for an undisclosed number of A380s at the Paris Airshow next week. "Our senior executives are liaising the terms with Airbus on the A380 purchase, and they have yet to decide on the number of aircraft for the Airbus Superjumbo," Ms Chan said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswire. The decision for the relatively unknown Hong Kong Airlines adds further weight to its efforts to become a formidable competitor for Cathay Pacific over the next decade. [1212 words]

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Graphs and data:

  • Hong Kong Airlines capacity by region (13-Jun-2011 to 19-Jun-2011)
  • Hong Kong Airlines top ten routes (13-Jun-2011 to 19-Jun-2011)
  • Hong Kong Airlines fleet profile: Jun-2011
  • Hong Kong International Airport capacity (seats per week, to/from) by carrier (13-Jun-2011 to 19-Jun-2011)
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