Flightglobal confirms Hong Kong as 747-8I buyer, to order A380

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PARIS: HK Airlines orders 747-8I, to sign for A380s
Max Kingsley-Jones, Paris (22Jun11, 08:24 GMT, 132 words)

Hong Kong Airlines is the undisclosed customer that signed orders for 15 Boeing 747-8I passenger jets. The deal was announced by Boeing during the Paris air show as one of two orders from undisclosed clients.

Although neither Boeing nor Hong Kong Airlines will confirm the deal, sources told Flightglobal that the carrier, which is owned by HNA Group of China, is the identity of the customer.

“I cannot confirm that with you right now,” Yang Jian Hong, president of Hong Kong Airlines told Flightglobal.

Also, the airline’s Hong Kong-based spokeswoman said she cannot confirm if the airline had ordered the aircraft, she said she’s still awaiting information from Hainan.

Hong Kong Airlines is also expected to announce orders for Airbus A380s at the show.

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One Response to Flightglobal confirms Hong Kong as 747-8I buyer, to order A380

  1. Paulo M June 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    If – when – Hong Kong Airlines announces that A380 deal, it becomes the third airline ordering both. So far all 747-8I sales have been to airlines also purchasing the A380. This is a very interesting situation.