Cathay Pacific has placed a firm order with
Airbus for 15 more A330-300s.
Scheduled for delivery from 2013, the aircraft
will join the airline's existing A330 fleet flying on services
across the Asia Pacific region. As with the airline's existing
A330 fleet, the newly ordered aircraft will be powered by Trent
700 engines from
"The A330 has proved itself to be an extremely
efficient and versatile aircraft for Cathay Pacific, flying on
Asian regional services and longer operations to the Middle East
and Australia," said Tony Tyler, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific
Airways. "Our latest order reflects our confidence that the A330
will continue to meet our needs well into the future, both
economically and operationally, as a key part of our fleet."
The twin engine A330 is one of the most widely
used widebody aircraft in service today. To date, Airbus has won
more than 1,100 orders for the various versions of the aircraft.
Some 750 A330s have already been delivered and the aircraft is
currently flying with 90 operators worldwide in 50 countries.
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