Hong Kong Airlines Ltd, formerly CR Airways Limited, is a Hong Kong-based airline, with its main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline operates scheduled regional passenger and cargo services to destinations within the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam, including codeshares with its sister airline, Hong Kong Express Airways.
The airline was founded as CR Airways in 2001 and began helicopter passenger charter operations. Mainland Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines took over the airline in 2006. The airline officially changed its name to Hong Kong Airlines Limited in 2006 and introduced a new logo representing a bauhinia flower, a Hong Kong native flower.
Hong Kong Express Airways Limited, is an airline based in Hong Kong, with its main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline operates scheduled passenger services to destinations in countries across Asia, including codeshares with its sister airline, Hong Kong Airlines.
The airline was incorporated in 2004. In 2006, HNA Group, the parent company of Hainan Airlines, announced a finalized agreement to acquire a 45 percent stake in the airline. The airline became a sister airline with Hong Kong Airlines (formerly CR Airways), which HNA Group also owned a 45 percent stake.