As you all know, all of Cathay Pacific's B 747-200s as well as B 747-300s have been retired from the fleet and many of these have been leased to airlines like Air Atlanta, Pakistan Airlines etc etc.
The reason why Cathay retired these planes were due to the Asian Financial Crisis and they would like to minimize their costs of operating an aircraft.
However, the Economy of Hong Kong is beginning to take off quickly and more and more people are beginning to travel again. Cathay has leased 3 A 340-300s from Air China.
These planes suck! No PTV at all! Besides, I definitely prefer flying on a B 747 Classic rather than these leased planes.
Will we ever see Cathay Pacific's B 747-200 or 300 rejoining Cathay some day?
All ideas are welcome!