Thursday, August 16, 2012

Airline swaps A380 for A320, 330

Hong Kong Airlines is canceling an order for 10 A380 aircraft and switching to the smaller A330 and A320 aircraft, according to Financial Times. That's because the airline canceled its all-business class service to London. Industry watchers were surprised when the relatively small carrier ordered the world's largest passenger jet. Now it's going back to focusing on short, regional routes. (Source: Financial Times, 08/15/12) Gulf Coast note: Mobile, Ala., will become the home of an Airbus A320 assembly line. Previous