Cathay Group has placed an order for an additional 32 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, taking its total order to 64 aircraft.

The additional aircraft, which comprise the A312neo and A320neo, will be used to Cathay Pacific and HK Express to serve the Chinese Mainland and other destinations in Asia.

Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of international, commented, “Cathay is one of the world’s leading airline Groups and we are proud to be part of its recovery and growth plan.

“Operating out of the Cathay Group’s base at the heart of Asia, the A320neo family will enable it to expand its services across the region with a most efficient single aisle fleet and a positive passenger comfort differentiation. With a significant reduction in fuel consumption, the aircraft will also bring an immediate contribution to the Cathay Group’s sustainability goals.”

The A320neo Family incorporates the latest technologies including new generation engines, Sharklets and aerodynamics, which together deliver at least 20% lower fuel burn and CO2 emission savings. With more than 9,700 orders from over 130 customers, the A320neo Family is the world’s most popular single aisle aircraft, according to Airbus.

Image: Cathay Pacific Airways; A321neo in Cathay Pacific livery
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