Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines

airline=Hong Kong Airlines
fleet_size=8 (+90 orders)
parent=Hainan Airlines
founded=2001 (as CR Airways)
headquarters=Hong Kong
key_people=WD REN, (Chairman)
Mung Kin Keung,(Vice Chairman)
David Lui, (CEO)
hubs=Hong Kong International Airport
website= http://www.hkairlines.com

Hong Kong Airlines Limited (Chinese: 香港航空公司) (formerly CR Airways Ltd) is a Hong Kong-based airline. It operates scheduled regional services from Hong Kong as well as business charter flights. Its main base is Hong Kong International Airport.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 91 | date= 2007-04-03]


The airline was established as CR Airways in 2001 and started operations on 5 July 2003. It was the first aircraft operator to receive its air operator's certificate since Hong Kong became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. Fact|date=June 2007

The airline changed its name to "Hong Kong Airlines Limited" (or Hong Kong Airlines) on 30 September 2006. It was previously owned by Robert Yip Kwong (51%) and Yu Ming Investments (4%). In September 2006, Mr Mung Kin Keung bought all 55% from Mr Robert Yip and Yu Ming and became the major shareholder in Hong Kong Airlines



As of July 2008 the Hong Kong Airlines fleet includes :

Each of the Hong Kong Airlines' Boeing 737-800 aircraft feature 164 seats in a two-class cabin; 8 in Business Class and 156 in Economy Class. All aircraft are equipped with in-flight entertainment system with over 18 ceiling-mounted liquid crystal displays.

Aircraft orders

On December 20, 2005, the airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing to acquire 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and 10 Boeing 787 aircraft to fly to major Chinese and Asian destinations and compete directly against Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. [ [http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q4/051220b_nr.html Boeing: Boeing Issues Statement on CR Airways' MOU with Boeing for 787s, 737s ] ]

On June 21, 2007, the airline signed an MOU with Airbus to acquire 30 Airbus A320, 20 Airbus A330, and one Airbus Corporate Jet. The order has since been firmed up. [ [http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/07_06_21_hong_kong_wide_single.html Hong Kong airlines buys 51 widebody and single aisle Airbus aircraft ] ] . It is unclear what will happen with the MOU with Boeing.

External links

* [http://www.hkairlines.com/ Hong Kong Airlines]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=HOK&al_op=1 Hong Kong Airlines Fleet]


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