Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways mark 70th 777 delivery

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways said they have celebrated a significant achievement with the delivery of the airline´s 70th 777 aircraft, also the last and 53rd 777-300ER (Extended Range) of its confirmed orders, that has made Cathay Asia´s largest operator of the 777 fleet.

Cathay Pacific´s 777 aircraft fleet now comprises of 53 777-300ERs, 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. The airline is one of the launch customers for the 777X with 21 777-9 airplanes on order.

Cathay Pacific group operates flights to nearly 200 destinations worldwide with its own fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

The 777-300ER, which makes up the largest part of the Cathay Pacific fleet, is one of the most fuel and cost-efficient airplanes in its class as well as the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world. It also has the highest cargo capability of any passenger airplane in service.