Sat, Sep 23, 2006
Hong Kong Carrier Gets First B737-800
CR Airways in Hong Kong took delivery of its first 737-800 on
Thursday -- the first 737-800 delivery to any Hong Kong-based
CR Airways plans to use the airplane on a new route between Hong
Kong and Tianjin. The airline has set September 25th as the date
for the aircraft's maiden flight.
CR Airways operates out of Hong Kong to airports in China,
Southeast Asia and the Philippines. Boeing claims the airline plans
to add Boeing's single-aisle and wide-body jets to its fleet as it
adds more regional international routes.
Boeing's Vice President for China Sales Rob Laird says, "We look
forward to working closely with CR Airways as its enlarges its
fleet and operations while providing its passengers with airplanes
that combine superior operating economics and passenger
The 737-800 boasts up to 189 passenger seats and, Boeing claims,
can fly 260 nm farther with consuming seven percent less fuel than
Boeing claims 450 orders for the model in 2006 with 3300 total
orders as of August 31st for so-called Next-Generation 737 orders
from 100 different customers.
CR Airways has been in operation since 2001. According to a
release on their site, they plan to operate an "all new Boeing
B737-800 fleet," with ten aircraft in operation by the end of next
year. They plan to expand operations adding routes to North and
South Korea, Japan and Viet Nam.
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