Hong Kong Airlines gets first Airbus

June 15: Hong Kong Airlines has become a new Airbus operator with the delivery of an A330-200, the first of 53 aircraft ordered by the airline comprising 23 A330s and 30 single-aisle A320s. It also plans to operate two A330-200F freighters under a separate lease agreement.
The new aircraft will be used to launch services to Europe at the end of this month, initially flying non-stop to Moscow. With the arrival of the A330s, the airline plans to expand its reach to major cities in Europe, as well as to destinations in North America.