With a pseudonym like kaitak, you hardly need to guess my reaction. I'm delighted, not just because it's a new order, but because it marks the end of the nightmare for Cathay; its first order since the Asian crisis began/ended. This is only the beginning. According to this month's Aircraft Illustrated (a UK magazine), Cathay is going to make quite a big order before the end of the year, between the A340-600 and 777-300X.
My toast to Cathay is tinged with the sadness that this is one Cathay jet I'll never get to fly in!
Way to go, Cathay!