The airline company Hong Kong Airlines add three Airbus A330-300 to its fleet, one of which has already arrived, to meet the resumption of demand in China.
Based at the airport of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok, the subsidiary of Hainan Airlines has already welcomed the first of the three A330-300s expected, sending it from June 21, 2023 to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, while the other two are due to arrive “this summer”. The three aircraft are configured to accommodate 32 passengers in Business class and 260 in Economy (292 seats), and are added to the seven already present in its fleet (including 3 unused according to Planespotters). Hong Kong Airlines also has 14 A330-200s and twelve A320s.
Hong Kong Airlines Chairman Hou Wei said in a statement: During the recent Dragon Boat Festival holiday, our ticket sales were strong, peaking since the pandemic began. The load factor even exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 7 points, an encouraging result as our profitability has improved considerably (…) We will accelerate the resumption of flights and extend the coverage of our network “.
Coast networkHKA has just inaugurated a new link to phuket and will launch/relaunch two more worms sanya July 1 and around Nagoya July 8. The reinforcement of its fleet will enable it to increase its offer to Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Bangkok, Taipei and Shanghai with wide-body aircraft, and to increase frequencies in July and August.
In order to “ensure that the necessary resources are in place to support its operations”, Hong Kong Airlines is also stepping up its recruitment efforts, by “looking for talent both locally and internationally”. ” Despite fierce competition in the local and overseas talent markets, we successfully met our recruitment targets for the first half. The company will continue to actively recruit to support our rapidly growing business and expanding fleet, and allocate resources for effective training to increase competitiveness. We look forward to more outstanding talent joining the Hong Kong Airlines team “, added the leader.