Hong Kong-based business jet operator, Hongkong Jet, has been awarded an air operator's certificate (AOC) from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD).

The operator expects to see strong growth in the coming years, especially in greater China and other Asian markets, it said in a statement.

It added that it is "focused on becoming a market leader in a number of different areas of business aviation through both organic growth and acquisitions in Asia and beyond".

Hongkong Jet is a subsidiary of China's HNA Group and has a strong alliance with the group's Deer Jet, a China-based business aviation unit that operates China-registered jets.

Hongkong Jet operates Gulfstream G550 business jets.

Source: Flight International