PHILIPPINES: Cathay takes delivery of 75th aircraft from Boeing
Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated recently as the airline took delivery of its 75th airplane purchased directly from Boeing, a 777-300ER. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The 777 allows us to economically offer non-stop service to the major gateways of the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â said John Slosar, chief operating officer, Cathay Pacific Airways. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The 777 has great passenger appeal, so itÃ¢â‚¬™s really a […]
May 1, 2010
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The 777 has great passenger appeal, so itÃ¢â‚¬™s really a core airplane for us. It has completely changed our business model over the last three years and enabled us to climb up strongly in the eyes of the travelling public.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The new airplane expands the airlineÃ¢â‚¬™s 777 fleet to 34 airplanes, which include 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. Including leased airplanes and those purchased directly from Boeing, the airline also operates 48 747-400 airplanes in both passenger and cargo versions and has committed to expand its 747 fleet with an additional 10 747-8 Freighters with first deliveries beginning in 2011.