Cathay makes biggest order for freighter aircraft

DUBAI — Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday made its biggest ever commitment for new freighter aircraft with an order for six Boeing 747-400ERF, Extended Range Freighters, as it continues to invest in additional cargo capacity to meet aggressive growth plans for the Hong Kong hub.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 28 Jun 2006, 11:03 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:14 PM

The six new aircraft are scheduled to arrive between May 2008 and April 2009. Cathay Pacific currently operates 97 aircraft, 14 of which are freighters, including one 747-400BCF, Boeing Converted Freighters, six 747-400 and seven 747-200 freighters. Cathay Pacific currently flies 44 cargo flights per week out of Dubai, to Hong Kong and Europe.

"This latest investment further underscores our long-term commitment to invest in Hong Kong, and is an expression of our confidence in Hong Kong as the premier aviation hub in the Asia Pacific region," commented James Evans, Country Manager for UAE and Oman.



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