Cathay Group orders 32 additional Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft for Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Express, bringing the total to 64 purchases. On long-haul A350s, refueling is done.
32 more Airbus A320neo and A321neo for Cathay
New order for Airbus with that placed by the Cathay group for 32 additional aircraft in the Airbus A320neo family. Medium-haul flights are intended for Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Express. The Cathay Group, via Cathay Pacific Aircraft Services, has already ordered a first tranche of 32 A321neo aircraft, 14 of which will be delivered by August 31, 2023. Eleven are in service with Cathay Pacific Airways.
Refueling on long-haul A350s
On the long-haul side, Cathay Pacific Airways was stocked up since the 28 A350-900s were delivered as well as the 18 A350-1000s. Despite the pandemic, the airline continued to receive its aircraft. It may be too early to consider additional orders. The delay in the Boeing 777-9 program may force the carrier to lease long-haul aircraft.
Six Boeing 777-8 Freighters?
Among the first customers of the Boeing 777X, Cathay Pacific Airways ordered 21 examples. Part could be converted into Boeing 777-8 Freighter, version launched in January 2022, to replace its Boeing 747-400F.