NEW YORK — Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. has no plans to buy either of the leading aircraft makers' newest models in the near future, the carrier's chief executive said Tuesday.
Hong Kong's flagship airline is in talks with both Airbus and Boeing about possible aircraft orders regarding a "business as usual" fleet expansion, Chief Executive Tony Tyler said in an interview with The Associated Press.
But the carrier is likely to stick with plane types it already operates, he said, rather than follow Asian competitors with orders for two high-profile models scheduled for widespread delivery: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the double-decker Airbus A380 superjumbo.
"We are not in the market for any of the new aircraft at the moment," Tyler said during a visit here to promote expanded North American service to Hong Kong.
Confirms what many of us thought, this airline wont be placing a big order anytime soon.