Hong Kong Airlines places $3.8bn Airbus A380 order7 January 2012
Hong Kong Airlines has placed an order for 10 Airbus A380 aircraft worth about $3.8bn (Â£2.5bn) at list prices.
The contract will be a relief for the European planemaker, as the order risked being derailed by a dispute between the European Union and China.
Beijing opposes an EU plan that international airlines comply with a scheme to tackle carbon emissions.
But Kenneth Thong, HKA’s corporate governance head, told a television interview the order would go ahead.