Key Points:

  • Cathay Group's new order includes 32 additional Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.

  • The aircraft, serving mostly Chinese Mainland and Asian destinations, promise 20% fuel savings.

  • Airbus celebrates Cathay Group's decision as part of its recovery and expansion.

Cathay's Additional A320neo Acquisition Aims to Boost Regional Services and Sustainability

TOULOUSE — Cathay Group has expanded its investment in its fleet, announcing the acquisition of 32 more Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. This move brings the total orders from the Cathay Group for the A320neo series to 64, with 13 already in service.

These new aircraft, consisting of both A321neo and A320neo models, will be integrated into Cathay Pacific and HK Express. The primary focus will be on serving routes in Asia, particularly the Chinese Mainland.

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, expressed his pride in Cathay's choice, noting it as a significant step in the airline's growth and revival strategy. He mentioned, “The A320neo family, based in Cathay Group’s core Asian hub, will facilitate its regional service expansion. These aircraft stand out for their efficiency and enhanced passenger experience. Additionally, their lower fuel consumption aligns with Cathay Group's sustainability objectives.”

With cutting-edge technologies, including new-generation engines and advanced aerodynamics, the A320neo Family offers a minimum of 20 percent reduction in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It's no wonder that with over 9,700 orders from 130+ customers, the A320neo remains the favorite single aisle aircraft globally.