Cathay Pacific has become the first Asia-Pacific airline to order the Boeing 777X, after selecting 21 Boeing 777-9X for delivery between 2021 and 2014. The new airplanes, which have a list price of about HK$58 billion (US$7.5 billion).
The airline will also purchase another three Boeing 777-300ER airplanes along with one more Boeing 747-8 freighter.
The list price of these additional purchases is HK$7.4 billion at list prices. The airline expects to take delivery of the three Boeing 777-300ERs in 2015 and the Boeing 747-8 freighter in 2016.
As at the end of the December, the Cathay Pacific fleet consists of 140 wide-body aircraft. Following the latest purchase announcement, the airline is set to take delivery of a total of 93 aircraft from 2014 to 2024, at an aggregate list price of approximately HK$222 billion.