Cathay orders three 777-300ERs, one 747-8F

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Cathay Pacific has ordered three Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and a single 747-8 freighter.

The deal, worth HK$7.4 billion ($950 million) at list prices, follows the Oneworld carrier’s announcement on 20 December that it has ordered 21 777-9Xs.

The 777-300ERs will arrive in 2015 and the 747-8F in 2016, says Cathay in a statement. It adds that it now operates 37 777-300ERs, and will receive 15 more between 2014 and 2015.

The additional freighter Cathay has ordered means it will operate 14 747-8Fs by 2016.

“We are very pleased to confirm this latest aircraft purchase from Boeing,” says chief executive John Slosar.

“Both the 777-300ER and the 747-8F offer a highly efficient solution on Cathay Pacific’s ultra-long-haul routes, combining superb operating economics with a significant reduction in emissions. These two aircraft types will form the backbone of our long-haul passenger and freighter fleets through to the end of the decade.”