Hong Kong Airlines behind A380 order – source

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A firm order for ten Airbus A380 superjumbos, described by the European planemaker as a deal with an unidentified customer, was placed by Hong Kong Airlines, an industry source said yesterday.

The aircraft are worth US$3.8 billion at list prices.

Hong Kong Airlines said last week it would announce orders at the Paris Air Show, including A380s.

The Hong Kong-based carrier is 46 percent owned by HNA Group, parent of Hainan Airlines.



An Airbus spokesman refused to comment.