- this model was released as a UK issue towards the end of December 1998.
It is similar to 44501 but carries a different fleet number, registration
number and route number. The Hong Kong release of this model carries the
additional lettering "The smart connection to the new Hong Kong Airport".
- when the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok opened on
6th July 1998, Citybus introduced a network or routes using the CityFlyer
name, to connect the new airport with Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.