Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its 70th Boeing 777, making it the largest Asian operator of the widebody type.
The aircraft, 777-367(ER) (60724/1333) B-HNR is the 53rd 777-367(ER) for the carrier, says Boeing. The carrier received its first 777-300ER in September 2007.
Besides the 777-300ERs, Cathay also operates five 777-200s and 12 -300s.
“The 777s have played an important role in Cathay Pacific’s fleet modernization and network expansion strategy,” adds airline chief executive Ivan Chu.
“We operate the largest 777 fleet in Asia, and these aircraft offer the range, reliability and flexibility to build multiple daily frequencies on trunk routes, both within the Asia-Pacific region and, with the 777-300ERs, on long-haul and ultra-long-haul routes. Our 777 fleet has helped in our efforts to reinforce Hong Kong's position as one of the world’s most important international aviation hubs.”
Cathay also has orders for 21 777-9Xs.
(Firdaus Hashim - Flightglobal News)