Tue, 13 December 2016

HK Express Takes Delivery of First A320neo

HK Express has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft.

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.”

Mr. Andrew Cowen, Director and CEO of HK Express (middle left) receives an HK Express ID Card from Mr. Ronan Stewart, Chief Executive, Commercial of Santos Dumont (middle right).

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 A320ceo.

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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