With the phaseout of the 747 Classics and the 777-200, Cathay's fleet composition will seem more rational. It was just a matter of time anyway. Getting the 777-200 and A330 never made sense in the first place. The 777-200 and A330 have overlapping functions, as do the 747 Classics and the 777-300.
CX is also thinking of buying a 40% stake in Philippine Airlines. PAL has the 747-400, A340 and A330 in its fleet. While PAL still operates the older 747-200 and A300B4, these are supposed to be replaced by the newer aircraft. It also means that for the most part both airlines will have compatible wide-body aircraft. PAL also operates the 737-300, A320 and Fokker 50 on domestic routes.