HK Express has taken delivery of its first
In cooperation with Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF), HK
Express has named the 188-seat aircraft ‘Shark’ after an earlier pledge to introduce a shark-free cargo flight policy
across its operations.
“HK Express is proud to reinforce our ‘shark-free’
policy and continue to take a stand against shark fin trade and
consumption,” said Andrew Cowen, Director and CEO of HK Express.
“We believe it’s crucial to do our part to protect the beautiful
world we live in.”
Continuing its commitment to the cause, HK
Express has pledged to endorse HKSF and collect inflight donations
on A320neo on behalf of the NGO between 1 and 31 January 2017.
“Hong Kong accounts for more
than 50% of the global shark fin trade and the shark now facing
the threat of extinction,” said Apple Chow, Executive Director of
Hong Kong Shark Foundation. “We hope the aircraft 'shark' will
take more Hong Kong people to join the shark related eco-tourism
in order to arouse more interest in this topic. This is also a way
to show Hong Kong’s determinations to protect sharks.”
The A320neo offers a 50% noise reduction
and a double-digit fuel reduction per seat, when compared with the
The aircraft is the 18th to join the HK Express fleet
which is expected to expand to 50 aircraft by end of 2018.
HK Express expects
to welcome the second A320neo in the beginning of 2017.
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