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.