50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

HK Express receives first A321neo

Download: Printable PDF Date: 29 Mar 2023 06:39 (UTC) categories:
Publisher:
HK Express receives first A321neo - Airlines publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Hong Kong Aircraft: Airplanes

Airbus delivered its first Airbus A321neo to the low-cost carrier HK Express, a member of Cathay Pacific Group based in Hong Kong. This milestone marks the first of 16 A321neo aircraft for HK Express and features the airline’s latest livery, with vibrant shades of purple and white. In addition, the aircraft’s winglets and empennage spots an “e” shaped journey symbol, which evokes the start of a pleasant journey with HK Express.

Mandy Ng, CEO of HK Express, commented: "We are thrilled to welcome the first A321neo to our fleet. As an operator of the A320 Family, we are confident in the A321neo’s game-changing ability to provide more capacity with greater sustainability. At HK Express, the A321neo is key in our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment."

Anand Stanley, President Airbus Asia-Pacific, said: “Airbus is proud to extend our relationship with the Cathay Pacific Group, and this new delivery represents a new milestone in our long relationship. The A321neo’s performance and efficiency will allow HK Express to expand its network, while reducing its carbon footprint.” 

HK Express’ A321neo is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines and can seat up to 236 passengers in Airbus’ award-winning Airspace cabin, which brings unique lighting displays, more personal space and a sleek design to improve passenger experience. HK Express is an all-Airbus operator, with its current fleet comprising 27 A320 Family aircraft, including 11A321ceo, 10 A320neo, five A320ceo and its first A321neo.

The A321neo is part of the A320neo Family, which incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets, together delivering more than 20 percent fuel and CO2 savings, as well as a 50 percent noise reduction.  To date, the A320neo Family has received more than 8,600 firm orders from over 130 customers worldwide.





Recommended

Porter Airlines is North America’s best regional airline

Porter Airlines was selected as Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The category includes airlines that primarily or exclusively fly within North Amer...

CAE inaugurates Savannah, Georgia training center for Gulfstream pilots and maintenance technicians

CAE inaugurated its first Gulfstream-dedicated business aviation training center, which will be a key component to training more pilots and maintenance technicians over the coming decades. Located nea...

Archer planned San Francisco air mobility network connecting five locations across the Bay Area

Archer Aviation announced plans for an air mobility network that will connect five strategic locations across the San Francisco Bay Area -  South San Francisco, Napa, San Jose, Oakland, and...

Automation impact on future of pilots and aviation

As artificial intelligence inexorably advances into many areas of the economy, the labor market is facing significant changes. According to the International Monetary Fund, the development of AI will...

Android Apps development in Riga, Latvia The drones news