HONG KONG — HK Express, a Hong Kong-based airline, has recently received its first Airbus A321neo, showcasing the company's updated livery. The new aircraft, with the registration B-KKA (MSN11184), is the initial one out of 16 A321neos that the low-cost subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Group has placed orders for. 

However, the airline has not yet disclosed the routes on which this aircraft will be deployed.

HK Express's new aircraft is equipped with CFM International Leap-1A engines and can accommodate 236 passengers. For the A321neos, HK Express has chosen Recaro as its seating provider, with a purchase of over 4,000 SL3710 seats. As an all-Airbus narrowbody operator, HK Express's fleet includes eight A321ceos, five A320ceos, and nine A320neos. Additionally, the parent company, Cathay, also operates A321neo aircraft with 10 units currently in service.

In January, HK Express introduced a revamped livery as part of its renewed corporate branding strategy. The modernized livery showcases the airline's new logo, which is a stylized 'e', along with an updated wordmark in hues of purple and white.

This delivery comes at a time when HK Express is increasing its operations as Hong Kong starts to reopen for international travel. The airline is targeting a return to its pre-pandemic levels of flight operations by the end of March.

With the incorporation of the new Airbus A321neo, HK Express continues to strengthen its fleet and prepare for the increased demand for the upcoming summer season. The partnership with Recaro for comfortable seating and the updated livery are indicative of the airline's commitment to providing a quality experience for its passengers. As the aviation industry recovers, HK Express is poised to play a significant role in the region, catering to the needs of travelers and expanding its reach through the utilization of the latest aircraft technology.