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Hong Kong Airlines could cancel order for 10 A380s

1-Mar-2012 11:15 AM

Hong Kong Airlines president Yang Jianhong said the carrier is considering cancelling its order for 10 A380 aircraft amid growing tension between China and the European Union over the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). As reported by the South China Morning Post, the airline, 45% owned by Hainan Airlines, said it was under pressure to call off the purchase of the A380 after the Civil Aviation Administration of China told mainland carriers not to comply with the emissions trading scheme, saying it breached international law. "We cannot do something which is against our country's interest," Mr Yang said.