Cathay Pacific sister airline Cathay Dragon (formally Dragonair) has agreed with airbus to order 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
The 32 new A321 neos will replace the current 15 A320’s and 8 of their A321’s. Delivery of the first A321neo is expected to be in 2020 and the last in 2023.
The first A321neo is also expected to debut Cathay Dragon’s new Business class seat which will be unveiled in 2019.
Rupert Hogg CEO of Cathay Pacific airways stated this in an official statement.
“The substantial investment we are making in new aircraft underlines our confidence in the future of the Cathay Pacific Group, as well as our commitment to bolstering Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s largest international aviation hub,”
This order does come within a week of its reported worst half year loss within two decades and the airline is also going through a corporate revamp where multiple measures and job cuts have been put in place to improve services.
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