Rumor in HKG
is that Cathay have shelved plans to retire the last 11 of 12 B744s in the fleet.
5 -400s scheduled for retirement in 2014, 1 already gone, the 4 other are to stay now.
11 of the 12 744s in the fleet have the new F and J seat color schemes and have premium Y cabins added.
Starting September 2014 they will be flying only short and medium haul from HKG
and will remain in the fleet until the arrival of the A350 and B779.
Safe to say that CX
will not be going with a interim 747-8i solution.