Hong Kong Airlines to buy 9 Airbus A330 widebody jets
Hong Kong Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for the firm order of nine additional A330-300 aircraft.
The aircraft will be operated across a network which links Hong Kong and a range of destinations in Asia and further afield.
Hong Kong Airlines currently operates an all-Airbus fleet with 11 A320s and 22 A330s , by the end of 2018 the fleet size will grow to over 50 with the delivery of its first A350-900 aircraft.
Singapore Airlines say they wont renew lease on very first A380.
Singapore Airlines, the launch customer for the double decked A380 jet has decided not to keep its first ‘super-jumbo’
The first A380, MSN003, was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15 October 2007 and entered service on 25 October 2007 between Singapore and Sydney.
The airline has decided not to renew the lease on the plane when the ten-year contract expires next year.
Media reports suggest the move could be a set back for the A380.
Singapore Airlines have five more A380’s on order and look to be making a shrewd move lumping any risk back on to the owner German investment fund Dr. Peters Group, while the airlines brings the brand new A380’s into operation from late 2017.
A Singapore Airlines spokesperson said:
“Our first five A380s are on 10-year leases, with options to extend. The first expires in October 2017, and we have decided not to extend it.
“For the other four, decisions will be made later.”
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