Cathay Cargo has taken another important step towards achieving its vision of becoming the world’s most customer-centric air cargo service brand with the announcement today of its selection of the next-generation Airbus A350F freighter to meet its future fleet requirements.
Cathay has placed an initial firm order with Airbus for six aircraft and has secured the right to acquire 20 more aircraft.
This order for state-of-the-art aircraft to be delivered commencing from 2027 will help strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the world’s number one air cargo hub, providing even greater cargo connectivity between Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, and the rest of the world.
These freighters will link Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland with long-haul destinations in North and South America as well as Europe. The purchase agreement brings the Cathay Group’s new aircraft deliveries to 77.
The Cathay Group’s order book includes 21 Boeing 777-9 wide-body passenger aircraft scheduled to be delivered from 2025 and a total of 49 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft expected to be delivered by 2029.