Cathay Pacific orders 8 more A330-300s

Actually this news was already announced a few days ago, but I’m posting it anyway to keep the “Orders & Deliveries” category up-to-date. Aside from that, I just love to post news about my favorite airline. 😉

Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to further expand its A330 widebody fleet with the addition of eight A330-300s. The new planes, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, are scheduled for delivery before the end of 2012.

The Hong Kong based carrier, together with sister airline Dragonair, is currently the largest operator of A330 in the world with a fleet of 45 A330-300s currently in service across its combined international route network. Together with three leased A330-300s scheduled for delivery in 2008, this latest order will bring the airlines’ combined A330-300 fleet to a total of 56 by 2012.

Source: Airbus