Hong Kong Airlines expands its Airbus A330 fleet

A Hong Kong Airlines A330 on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Hong Kong Airlines
Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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Hong Kong Airlines is taking significant steps to expedite its business recovery and enhance its route network by introducing additional Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft.

The airline is also actively recruiting talent from both local and international sources to ensure it has the necessary resources in place to support its operations.

The first of the newly added A330 widebody aircraft embarked on its inaugural flight to Bangkok on 21 June, perfectly timed to cater to the surge in summer travel demand.

Two additional aircraft for summer

The airline is thrilled to announce that two more A330s will be added to its fleet this summer, further bolstering its capacity to provide exceptional service to customers and support the expansion of its route network.

With a total of three additional A330 widebody aircraft, Hong Kong Airlines is confident in its ability to meet the evolving needs of passengers and drive business recovery.

Mr. Hou Wei, Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines, expressed his optimism about the airline’s recent performance, stating, “During the recent Dragon Boat Festival holiday, our ticket sales were strong and reached a peak since the pandemic began.”


“In fact, the load factor even exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 7%. This encouraging result demonstrates our continued efforts to resume flights and expand our flight destination network, while significantly improving our profitability.”

“We are committed to accelerating the recovery of flights and expanding our coverage,” Mr Wei concluded in summary.

Airline recruitment drive

In terms of talent recruitment, Hong Kong Airlines has achieved its recruitment goals for the first half of the year despite fierce competition in both the local and overseas talent markets.

The company remains committed to actively recruiting skilled professionals to support its rapidly growing business and expanding fleet.

Furthermore, resources will be allocated to provide effective training to enhance competitiveness. Hong Kong Airlines eagerly looks forward to welcoming more exceptional talent to its team.

The A330 widebody

The fuel-efficient A330 widebody aircraft has been a staple in the aviation industry for many years. The newly added aircraft features a total of 292 seats, including 32 in Business Class and 260 in Economy Class.

The interior of the A330 has been refurbished with Hong Kong Airlines’ classic seat covers, providing passengers with a delightful flying experience in its spacious cabin and comfortable seating.

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The aircraft also offers ample overhead storage space, ensuring travelers’ comfort and convenience throughout their journey.

Hong Kong Airlines is delighted to reintroduce appropriately aged A330 widebody aircraft to its fleet as part of its commitment to rebuilding its network and delivering reliable service to customers.

Following the successful launch of a new service to Phuket on 21 June, the airline has scheduled the resumption of service to Sanya on 1 July and the inauguration of a brand-new service to Nagoya on 8 July.

With the increased number of A330s, the carrier plans to upgrade its flight operations to destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Bangkok, Taipei, and Shanghai using widebody aircraft.

Additionally, frequencies will be increased in July and August to ensure a satisfying and enjoyable summer travel experience for passengers.

In conclusion, Hong Kong Airlines is taking proactive measures to expedite its business recovery and enhance its services. By introducing additional Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft, the airline aims to meet the growing demand for travel and expand its route network.

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