Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended
Range) to Singapore-based leasing company BOC Aviation and its
customer, Cathay Pacific Airways. The airplane is painted in a
special oneworld livery to highlight the commitment of Cathay
Pacific, as a member airline, to the alliance's 10th anniversary.
"It is a
fitting tribute to the success of the program that industry
leaders such as BOC Aviation and Cathay Pacific are taking
delivery of our 777-300ER," said Rob Laird, vice president of
Sales for China, East Asia and Southeast Asia, Boeing Commercial
Airplanes. "The 777 continues to offer an unbeatable combination
of efficiency, economics and passenger comfort that places it at
the forefront of modern commercial aviation."
777-300ER can seat up to 365 passengers in a three-class
configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles
(14,685 km). Fifty-seven customers around the
world have ordered more than 1,100 777s.
The airplane is
the 12th Boeing 777-300ER for Cathay Pacific and brings the
airline's 777 fleet to 29 airplanes, which includes 12 777-300s
and five 777-200s. The airline also operates 22 Boeing 747-400
The oneworld alliance has 11 member
airlines and 21 affiliate airlines, serving 134 countries and 673
destinations, with 8,400 daily departures. Earlier this year, the
alliance projected that its members and affiliates will carry 328
million passengers during the current year.
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