You are here: Home  »  News  » 

News » 

Hong Kong Airlines to fly Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental?

Published: 22/06/2011 - Filed under: News »

  • Print
  • Send

Hong Kong Airlines The carrier is believed to be one of the undisclosed airlines to have placed an order for Boeing's next-generation B747-8 Intercontinental aircraft at this week's Paris Air Show.

According to reports by respected aviation websites and, Hong Kong Airlines has ordered 15 B747-8 aircraft. This would make it the second Asian carrier to order the next-generation jumbo, following Korean Air's order for five aircraft.

Yesterday Boeing confirmed “orders and commitments” for 17 of the next-generation B747-8, but has not yet revealed which carriers have purchased the aircraft.

Lufthansa is the commercial launch customer for the Boeing jumbo passenger version, although the first B747-8 Intercontinental will actually be delivered to a VIP customer.

As reported by Business Traveller's Asia-Pacific edition earlier this month (see online news June 14), Hong Kong Airlines is also believed to be planning to announce an order for A380 aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

For more information visit,,

Report by Mark Caswell

Read more about...

Bookmark with:


Login details

To add a comment, please enter your email address and password.

Keep me signed in until I sign out

New users

If you are not already registered with us, please enter your email address and chosen password above, and also complete the details below. Your screen name will be displayed on our website.

Your message


How airlines can innovate for better customer satisfaction

How airlines can innovate for better customer satisfaction

Airlines need to find a way to make sure they are still providing high levels of customer service during peak travel periods
Read more »

How to donate unused frequent flyer miles to charity

How to donate unused frequent flyer miles to charity

We take a look at ten loyalty programmes that allow members to give their unused miles to a charitable organisation
Read more »

Samsonite Splendor Spinner

Samsonite Splendor Spinner

Jenny Southan reviews a new four-wheel, hard-shell case available in sizes suitable for both short and long trips
Read more »