is a sight you'll never see again at Hong Kong International Airport - a
CX freighter decked out in Air Hong Kong's old livery.
of the "blue tail" B747-200 freighters leased to AHK flew its final
flight for the sister cargo carrier on Friday, 15 October, heading to
Osaka before returning back to Hong Kong the same evening. The aircraft,
registration B-HMD, will be repainted before returning to the CX
In the left seat for the landmark flight was
Captain Nigel Browne from the CX Classic fleet. First Officer was Fausto
Stoppa while the Flight Engineer was Jon Hurley.
AHK is now in
the process of taking delivery of its own fleet of six A300-600 General
Freighter aircraft, with the second having just arrived from Toulouse
last week. The latest addition to the nascent fleet begins operating on
the Kansai route from Sunday, 17 October.
The picture below shows (from left) Nigel, Fausto and Jon preparing B-HMD for its last flight in AHK's old colours