Airbus has opened a corporate jet office in Hong
Kong to facilitate contact with customers in the increasingly
important and growing Chinese market, building on the strong
presence that it already has in the region.
Airbus has sold around 20 corporate jets in Asia
Pacific, most of them in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
The office is headed by Airbus Sales Director
Jean-Noel Robert, who is responsible for corporate jet sales in
northeast Asia, including China and Korea, and is co-located with
Airbus’s existing office for airliner activity, near to Hong
“China’s strong economic growth and industrial
expansion mean that large companies in the region are well placed
to benefit from the greater productivity that Airbus corporate
jets can help them to achieve,” said Airbus Chief Operating
Officer Commercial, John Leahy. “Asia has always been an important
market for Airbus – our first airliner sale outside Europe was to
the region – and our latest initiative recognizes the importance
of China to our corporate jet activity.”
Airbus’ business jet offering comprises
the A318 Elite, Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), A320 Prestige
and, on the widebody side, the A330 Prestige, A340 Prestige, A350
Prestige and A380 Prestige.
More than 160 Airbus corporate jets have been
sold worldwide, comprising over 100 A318 Elites, Airbus ACJs and
A320 prestiges, and some 50 VIP and government widebodies.
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