The Airbus A330-300 with the registration B-HLB has been at home in Hong Kong since its young flight in February 1995. The aircraft originally started its career as a passenger aircraft with 311 seats with the Cathay Pacific with the registration VR-HLB and the Manufacturer's Serial Number (MSN) 083. In July 1997, the 5-star airline re-registered the machine and it received its final B-HLB registration.
After 16 years in service, Dragonair, which has been part of Cathay Pacific since 1990, took over the Airbus A330-300. For the equivalent of US $ 1.06 billion, Cathay Pacific took over all shares in Dragonair in 2006 and renamed the airline Cathay Dragon in 2016. The plane was still on the move until August 2019, until it flew to San Bernardino International Airport for the last time on September 27, 2019.
At the end of 2020, Cathay Pacific had to completely close the Cathay Dragon due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are therefore all the more pleased to save a part of Asian aviation history and bring it home to you