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Oasis Hong Kong Airlines” rapid growth continues apace with news that the carrier has purchased three additional Boeing 747-400 aircraft from All Nippon Airways (ANA).
The expansion is in line with ambitious growth plans that will see the airline launch a new route to Vancouver in the second half of this year and will bring the fleet to five ” all 747-400 machines.
Indeed, the airline has set itself the lofty goal of acquiring up to five aircraft annually, with the aim of reaching a 25-strong fleet by 2010. ”These aircraft have been maintained in top quality condition and we look forward to their addition,” said Oasis CEO, Steve Miller.
”The expanded fleet will also greatly enhance our cargo capacity and therefore our airfreight income.”
Oasis is particularly keen to stress the youthful nature of the 747-400s from ANA, with Oasis director of engineering, Peter Shannon, noting: ”The three aircraft are among the youngest 747-400s in the world ” deliveries are scheduled to begin from April, 2007 and run through to the first quarter of 2008.”