24-Nov-2011 10:19 AM

Hong Kong Airlines confirms order for 10 A380s; to take delivery of over 50 aircraft in next 4yrs

Hong Kong Airlines president Yang Jianhong stated the carrier has signed a firm order for 10 A380s, with spokeswoman Eva Chen stating deliveries may commence as early as 2013. The carrier and sister airline Hong Kong Express, which operates a fleet of around 18 aircraft (a mix of A320/A330/A350/B737 equipment) at present, plans to acquire more than 50 new aircraft over the next four years, including 30 widebody aircraft and 21 A320s. In 2012, the carriers will acquire 14 new aircraft including six A330s (of which three will be 116-seat A3330s for its business class services to London) and eight A320s. In 2013, Hong Kong Airlines is scheduled receive up to 18 more aircraft, including eight A330s, eight A320s and two A380s while in 2014, 11 aircraft are scheduled for delivery, including six A380s, three A320s and two B787s (of the six on order). In 2015, the carrier is scheduled to receive four B787s, two A380s and two A320s. [more - CAPA Analysis]

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