Cathay Pacific Airways Orders Boeing 747-8 Freighters and 777-300ERs

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways have finalized an agreement for the purchase of 10 Boeing 747-8 Freighters and seven 777-300ERs by the airline.

This is the first order for the newest 747 Freighter version by Cathay Pacific, which currently operates 19 747 family freighters. Cathay Pacific is the sixth largest cargo carrier by revenue-tonne-kilometers in the world, and the third largest in Asia, according to 2006 data.

Cathay Pacific is placing its fourth order for the 777-300ER, bringing its total commitment to 30 777-300ERs, including announced agreements for third-party leases. The highly respected carrier received its first 777-300ER in September and is placing the airplanes on routes serving North America and Europe.

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