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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cathay Orders A330s And 777s

Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered 25 more aircraft, a mix of Airbus A330s and Boeing 777-300ERs.
“The airline has entered into an agreement with Airbus to buy 15 more Airbus A330-300s and a separate agreement with Boeing for 10 more Boeing 777-300ERs,” says the Oneworld carrier. It also says it has inked a deal with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) to add two more Airbus A350-900s. All of these new aircraft will be delivered before the end of 2015, it says.
The orders are in addition to September’s deal in which Cathay ordered 30 Airbus A350-900s to be delivered from 2016 to 2019 and six Boeing 777-300ERs to be delivered between 2013 to 2014.
Cathay says the latest order will enable it “to replace older, less fuel-efficient aircraft as they are progressively retired from the fleet and at the same time continue with the expansion of the passenger network.” Cathay now has 91 aircraft on order for delivery
between now and 2019, it adds.
The two Airbus A350-900s, being ordered through ILFC, will be delivered in 2015 and will be the first of the type to join Cathay, it says.

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