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Cathay Pacific finalises order for 32 A-321neo aircraft

Toulouse, France - The single-aisle model for operation by Cathay Dragon

Cathay Pacific Airways has finalised an order with Airbus for 32 A-321neo single-aisle aircraft. The airplanes will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations across Asia. The purchase agreement firms up an MoU announced last month. The new A-321neo aircraft will replace and modernise Cathay Dragon’s current in-service fleet of 15 A-320s and eight A-321s, with the additional aircraft allowing the airline to capture growth opportunities in the region. The Cathay Dragon network currently covers 56 Asian destinations, including 28 in mainland China. Cathay Dragon is an all-Airbus operator, with a current fleet of 23 A-320 Family aircraft and 24 widebody A-330/300s. In addition, Cathay Pacific operates 37 A-330/300s, making the Group the largest A-330 operator in the Asia-Pacific region. Cathay Pacific also operates the all-new long haul A-350XWB, with 18 A-350/900s already in service. The carrier has another 30 A-350XWBs on order for future delivery, including the A-350/900 and larger A-350/1000. The A-321 is the member of the A-320 Family and seats up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin configuration. The A-320 Family is the single-aisle product line and comprises four models (A-318, A-319, A-320, A-321) seating from 100 to 240 seats. To date, the Family has won over 13,200 orders and more than 7,700 aircraft have been delivered to some 400 customers and operators worldwide.

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