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Cathay Pacific Orders Widebodies.

Wed Oct 13, 1999 3:17 am

Cathay Pacific has ordered 2 747-400Fs from Boeing. They will be delivered in September of 2000 and August of 2001. While the young gun (717) looses an order the Queen (747) just keeps going.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
virgin747
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RE: Cathay Pacific Orders Widebodies.

Wed Oct 13, 1999 4:43 am

Being a fan,and passenger of Cathay Pacific Airways, I think I'll drink to that tonight,and that is such great news for me on my somewhat boring tuesday!!!

Thanks a million CX747
Matthew
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific Orders Widebodies.

Wed Oct 13, 1999 9:42 am

And I'll drink to it as well.

Congratulations Cathay, especially in the Cargo division.

Cathay, always my favourite airline!

Craig Murray
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific Orders Widebodies.

Wed Oct 13, 1999 5:19 pm

I will join the list and drink to this tonight!

As per usual, Cathay Pacific is also my favourite airline and will always be my favourite!
 
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The Cathay Fan Club!

Thu Oct 14, 1999 1:01 am

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!
 
virgin747
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Thats Great!

Thu Oct 14, 1999 1:02 am

Its Great to know I have Cathay Fans Among Me, go read the luxury article I posted!!!!!!!
 
aa737
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RE: Thats Great!

Thu Oct 14, 1999 1:22 am

Being a boeing fan, I really hope cathay orders the 777-300 in the future.
 
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RE: Thats Great!

Thu Oct 14, 1999 1:50 am

Cathay already operates several 777-300s. I saw one in Vancouver recently (delivery flight).
 
kaitak
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773 -v- A340-600

Thu Oct 14, 1999 4:22 am

Hi again,
I had the pleasure of flying on the 773 from HKG to KIX - WHAT AN AEROPLANE is all I can say. The most purring and gentle sounding engine I've come across. However, while CX will undoubtedly exercise outstanding options for 777-300s (its -200s are expected to go, unfortunately - they are too close in size to the A330s), its next competition is for a long hauler and Cathay was not pleased when Boeing announced GE exclusivity for the -300X. The rumour is that the -600 will get the order.

Expect to see that one before the end of the year.
 
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Alright!

Thu Oct 14, 1999 6:44 am

I am very pleased with this too!! Not just because I like Cathay Pacific, but I agree with you CX747, it still proves that the 747 isn't stopping. That 747 just keeps going, while the 777 is falling behind. Thanks CX747!!!!

Kevin
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CX747
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RE: Cathay Pacific Orders Widebodies.

Thu Oct 14, 1999 11:19 am

I was talking with our resident Cathay follower and he has told me that Cathay is more interested in a 747-500. That is a 747 with FBW, new engines and wing. They are supposedly pushing Boeing very hard for this.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
MrNiceguy
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RE: Cathay Pacific Orders Widebodies.

Thu Oct 14, 1999 1:02 pm

Hi people!

I am also a fan of Cathay. I am delighted not only because Cathay is placing more orders (to enhance its future's commitment and competitiveness), but also there are many people who are 'in love with' Cathay so much.

Can anyone please tell me when and where will the B777-200 go?? and will they order more B777-300 or perhaps B777-300X?? I want to get an up-to-date news.

Thanks.

** GO CATHAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! **
** WE 'LOVE' 'YOU'!!!!!!!! **
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific Orders Widebodies.

Thu Oct 14, 1999 5:22 pm

I don't think that CX is going to order 777-300X because CX only use RR engins, and since RR is not going to provide engin for 773X, so Cathay would not order it........
 
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To:A3XX

Thu Oct 14, 1999 11:55 pm

You're right except for the fact CX uses GE/Snecma engines on it's A340's!!!! CX is already a GE customer!!! Besides, there will still be a lot of commonality with the 777 fleet and the economics of the -300X are pretty amazing.
 
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RE: To:A3XX

Fri Oct 15, 1999 2:52 am

While Cathay has been displeased with the 777-300X engine choice, they sure do love the 777. It had been rumored during the Asian crisis that the 4 777-200s might be sold. It never materialized so I would expect them to continue operating from their Chek Lap Kok home. The current order seems to be a 747-400 replacement but it is curiously noted that the aircraft being considered are the 747-400/777-300X/A340-600! Currently the Cathay fleet stands at

19 747-400
4 777-200
7 777-300
14 A340-300
13 A330-300

Cargo Fleet
4 747-200
2 747-400*

* 2 747-400 on order

They own part of Air Hong Kong a freight company which also operates out of Chek Lap Kok.

Fleet

2 747-200



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