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Hong Kong Airlines confirms it was served court orders

Hong Kong Airlines’ (HKA) directors and managers have been served court orders related to management issues.

The airline confirms that it has received the orders, but adds in a statement that the orders are temporary, “pending further confirmation by the court and are subject to change”.

“In any event, they do not affect the day-to-day operations of the airline,” HKA adds.

It did not add who brought the court orders against them, nor did it provide further details.

The South China Morning Post reported on 22 April that a former airline director, who claimed to have gained control of the ailing carrier, sought the injunction against HNA Group, which is HKA’s controlling shareholder.

HKA has been the subject of regulatory scrutiny after media reports about board departures and concerns about its financial health.

On 16 April, it was again asked by Hong Kong’s airline licensing authority to clarify how it will improve its financial situation.

Despite its woes, HKA says in its latest statement that its operations will remain unchanged.

“We continue to operate as normal and there are no changes to our management,” HKA adds.

It points out that over the Easter period between 19 and 22 April, it carried 85,000 passengers and operated 147 flights, a 3% increase from the same period a year ago.

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