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Article from BTNews 1 NOVEMBER 2010

Hong Kong Airlines ready for expansion

Airbus has confirmed that Hong Kong Airlines, partially owned by the independent Beijing-based carrier Hainan Airways, has finalised a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of ten more A330-200 long range aircraft and converted an existing order for 15 A330s to the A350 XWB.

Deliveries of the newly ordered A330-200s will begin in 2012, while the carrier's first A350 XWB will arrive in 2018.  The aircraft will be operated across a long haul network currently being developed by the airline to link Hong Kong with a wide range of destinations in Europe and North America.  To date the airline has taken delivery of two Airbus A330s and in June inaugurated non-stop services to Moscow. www.hkairlines.com

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