Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) celebrated a significant achievement with the delivery of the airline’s 70th 777 aircraft – also the last and 53rd 777-300 ER (Extended Range) of its confirmed orders – that has made Cathay Asia’s largest operator of the 777 fleet.
With this delivery, Cathay Pacific’s 777 aircraft fleet comprises of 53 777-300 ERs, 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. The airline is one of the launch customers for the 777X with 21 777-9 airplanes on order.
Cathay Pacific took delivery of its first 777-300 ER in September 2007.
The new delivery will also help Cathay Pacific retire its remaining passenger Boeing 747-400s.
Cathay Pacific group operates flights to nearly 200 destinations worldwide with its own fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
Photo: Boeing. The pictured Boeing 777-367 ER B-HNR (msn 60724) was officially handed over on September 26.