Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific to Buy HK Express

Cathay Pacific Airways has agreed terms to purchase budget carrier HK Express (HKE) from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group. The details were contained within a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on March 27, which reveals that Cathay will pay

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Air Belgium Makes its Debut

Air Belgium has made its commercial debut after launching direct services between its Brussels Charleroi base and Hong Kong.  The first flight, which departed on June 3, was operated by Airbus A340-313 OO-ABB (c/n 844), one of two former Finnair

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Air Belgium Edges Closer

Air Belgium has secured its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), paving the way for its first commercial services.  Announcing its approval by Belgium’s Direction générale Transport aérien (DGTA) on March 13, the Mont-Saint-Guibert-headquartered start-up said it hopes to launch revenue flights

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Lufthansa A350s Heading for Hong Kong

Lufthansa is introducing the Airbus A350-900 on flights from Munich to Hong Kong from September 12.  The Star Alliance carrier expects to take delivery of its fourth and fifth A350s – D-AIXD (c/n 127) and D-AIXE (c/n 136)– shortly, enabling

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Norwegian’s First Neo Heads East

Norwegian subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA) has received its first Airbus A320neo, which has been immediately leased to HK Express. The jet, B-LCL (c/n 7209), is the first of 70 A320neos the Norwegian Group has on order, and the first

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Third Runway a Step Closer

The project to construct a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport has moved a step closer following governmental approval of the Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan.  Authorisation has also given for the start of the land reclamation, a

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