Update February 20, 2020: HNA Group apparently ordered the 40 A330neos
It’s now being reported by multiple sources that HNA Group, the parent company of Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, and more, was the company that placed the 40 undisclosed orders in December 2019.
This is pretty unfortunate as Hainan Airlines Rumored To Be Taken Over By Air China and possibly have its assets sold in the coming days.
At the very least, it appears that the Chinese government will be taking over HNA Group’s assets and likely selling them off.
Past Information And Speculation From January 11, 2020:
Following Airbus’ Orders/Deliveries statement for December 2019, there was one notable thing listed: An undisclosed customer ordered 40 A330neos.
In total for 2019, there were 104 firm orders for the A330neos.
- 6 A330-800neos
- 98 A330-900neos