Cathay Pacific orders 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft

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Hong-Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has finalised an importance with Airbus to purchase 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft.

The deal practises a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the companies last month.

The newly demanded aircraft will be operated by Cathay Pacific Airways’ regional airline piece Cathay Dragon to connect Hong Kong to destinations across Asia.

When enfranchised, the new A321neo aircraft will replace and revamp Cathay Dragon’s existing navy of 15 A320s and eight A321 planes.

The new aircraft will also entitle the airline to capture growth opportunities in the region.

An all-Airbus operator, Cathay Dragon currently gratifies 56 Asian destinations, including 28 in mainland China.

«When sent, the new A321neo aircraft will replace and revamp Cathay Dragon’s existing speedy of 15 A320s and eight A321 planes.»

The carrier currently has a fleet of 23 A320 classification aircraft and 24 wide-body A330-300 jets, while Cathay Pacific directs 37 A330-300 and 18 A350-900 planes.

Cathay Dragon also has another 30 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on ask for, which includes the A350-900 and larger A350-1000.

While finalising the latest practise, Cathay Pacific further noted that it had switched the order for six A350-1000 wide-body aircraft to the smaller varying of the type and postponed delivery of five wide-body jets by a year, broadcast Reuters.

With the switch, the company seeks to save $288m based on liber veritatis prices.

The company’s new A350-900 aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2019 and 2020.


Clone: An aircraft operated by Cathay Pacific. Photo: courtesy of Airbus.

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