Hong Kong Airlines signs MoU for Six Airbus A330-200s

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Hong Kong Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for six A330-200 aircraft. The latest commitment will increase the number of A330s ordered by the airline to 23. Hong Kong Airlines intends to use the A330-200s to develop new services to destinations across the Asia Pacific region, as well as to the Middle East and Europe.

"The A330-200 offers the perfect range and size capability to enable us to expand into new medium and long haul markets," said Yang Jian Hong, President, Hong Kong Airlines. "With these aircraft in our fleet we are aiming to create new standards in comfort and service and to establish our company as a premium brand in new international markets."

Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines currently operates a full service network linking Hong Kong with destinations in mainland China and the Asian region. In addition to A330s, the carrier also has 30 single aisle A320 aircraft on firm order for future delivery.

More than 660 A330s have already been delivered to airline around the world and the aircraft is currently flying with over 70 airlines worldwide.

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