By Jessie Pang and Joyce Zhou
(Reuters) -Hong Kong’s Higher Bay Airways (GBA) introduced on Friday an order for 15 Boeing (NYSE:) 737-9 airplanes, in line with an organization assertion, with these planes to be step by step added to GBA’s fleet between 2024 and 2027.
The assertion was issued forward of a signing ceremony in Hong Kong between Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Industrial Airplanes, and Invoice Wong Cho Bau, the chairman of Higher Bay Airways.
The settlement features a “dedication” for 5 787 Dreamliners from Boeing to assist GBA’s plans for worldwide long-haul companies, the assertion added. No value was given for the deal on the ceremony, however Wong mentioned he anticipated the brand new Boeing plane to be added to GBA’s fleet between 2024 and 2027.
GBA, which launched final 12 months, operates a fleet of three 737-800 jets, with flights to 4 locations, together with Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul.
“The airline additionally plans to usher in a variety of further 737-800s to satisfy its enlargement wants earlier than the arrival of the 737-9,” the assertion added.
The fledgling airline’s CEO, Stanley Hui, had mentioned this 12 months that he deliberate to spice up its fleet of planes as journey ramps up after years of COVID-19 restrictions.
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