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Air Hong Kong received the third aircraft in its new fleet yesterday (11 November). The Airbus 300-600 "General Freighter" aircraft left Toulouse on Wednesday and, after a technical stop in Dubai, arrived in Hong Kong at 9.30am.

The new arrival, registration B-LDC, will go into the hangar for engineering checks before its first commercial operation to and from Bangkok/Penang on 14 November. On 17 November, the aircraft will take up its regular route flying between Hong Kong and Narita in Tokyo.

Also on 17 November, AHK's first aircraft, B-LDA, will switch from operating the Hong Kong-Bangkok-Penang-Bangkok-Hong Kong route to fly to and from Taipei, while the aircraft wet-leased from E.net will operate the Bangkok/Penang route.

Air Hong Kong is taking delivery of a total of six A300-600GF freighters. The next will be delivered in December with the final two arriving in February and March 2005.

The crew and AHK staff after B-LDC landed for the first time at HKIA yesterday.