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Cathay Group orders 32 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

AviationUpdatesPH.com – Hong Kong-based Cathay Group has announced the procurement of an additional 32 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, as part of its ongoing efforts to modernize and expand its services in the Asian market. The deal brings Cathay Group's total orders for the A320neo family to 64, with 13 of them already in operation.

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The 32 new aircraft will include both the A321neo and A320neo models, which will be integrated into the fleets of Cathay Pacific and HK Express. These planes will primarily cater to routes within mainland China and other Asian destinations.

Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, "Cathay is one of the world's leading airline groups. Operating from the heart of Asia, the A320neo family will allow Cathay Group to expand its services efficiently across the region, contributing to the group's sustainability goals through reduced fuel consumption."

The A320neo family incorporates cutting-edge technologies, including next-generation engines, Sharklets, and advanced aerodynamics, resulting in a remarkable reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

With more than 9,700 orders from over 130 customers worldwide, the A320neo family stands as a popular single-aisle aircraft, known for its fuel efficiency and environmental benefits.

Cathay Group's decision to increase its Airbus A320neo Family fleet highlights the airline's commitment to meet the rising demand for air travel in Asia. As the Cathay Group continues to evolve, this investment is poised to further solidify its position in the region's aviation sector.

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