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Hong Kong Airlines orders 9 Airbus A330 jets in US$2.3 billion deal

Hong Kong Airlines pronounced on Thursday it has systematic 9 Airbus A330 widebody jets with a sum list cost of US$2.3 billion.

The airline pronounced a new A330-300 aircraft purchased from Airbus would be used opposite a network in Asia and beyond.

“Today’s proclamation underscores a devise to work an endless informal network in Asia,” pronounced Zhang Kui, boss of Hong Kong Airlines.

Hong Kong airlines operates an all-Airbus swift done adult of 11 A320s, 22 A330s and 5 A330-200 and is set to enhance this to 50 aircraft with deliveries in 2018.

The airline flies to 30 destinations in Asia Pacific and will launch flights to Auckland, New Zealand in November.

The news comes after Singapore Airlines pronounced it would not replenish a franchise on a initial two-deck A380 it leased when a agreement for a craft expires in Oct 2017.