Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its 50th
Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range).
With this delivery, Cathay
Pacific will have 67 777s in operation, which also includes 12
777-300s and five 777-200s.
Cathay Pacific is slated to receive three more
777-300ERs this year, and is one of the launch customers for the
777X with 21 777-9X airplanes on order.
"The 777-300ER forms the backbone of our
long-haul fleet," said Ivan Chu, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific
Airways. "We operate the largest 777-300ER fleet in Asia, and this
super-efficient long haul aircraft allows us to operate multiple
daily frequencies to intercontinental markets, which gives our
customers a lot of choices."
Cathay Pacific group operates flights to nearly
100 destinations worldwide with its own fleet of more than 200
In North America, the airline currently operates some
100 passenger flights a week to New York (JFK), Newark Liberty,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and Vancouver. The
airline launched a four-times-weekly service between Boston
and Hong Kong on 2 May.
Cathay Pacific Cargo serves 13
cities across the Americas using the latest 747-8 freighter fleet.
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