Cathay Pacific Airways has firmed up its previously announced commitment for 30 A350s (ATW Daily News, Aug. 5). The purchase was finalized in Hong Kong Thursday by CX CEO Tony Tyler and Airbus COO-Customers John Leahy. Cathay will use the A350s on routes to Europe as it replaces its A340 fleet and grows its 777-300ER fleet, which is dedicated to longer-range US routes. Tyler said at the signing: “I am delighted that we have now finalized this milestone deal for Cathay Pacific. ...

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