Cathay Pacific Airways orders three Boeing 747-8 Freighter cargo planes
AFPWASHINGTON--Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered three Boeing 747-8 Freighter cargo aircraft in a deal worth US$1 billion at list prices, the companies said Monday.
March 6, 2013, 12:34 am TWN
Cathay Pacific, the world's largest international cargo carrier, also has options to buy five 777 Freighters, the Hong Kong flag carrier and the U.S. aerospace giant said in a joint statement.
Cathay Pacific currently operates eight Boeing 747-8 Freighters, a new plane that entered service in October 2011 with launch customer Cargolux.
Boeing says the 747-8 carries 16 percent more revenue-producing freight than its predecessor the 747-400 and has the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane.