Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, becoming the sixth airline to place the new widebody in its fleet. The aircraft was delivered to the Hong Kong-based airline May 28 and will begin service June 1. The aircraft, the first of 22 -900 variants Cathay has on order, initially will be used on flights between Hong Kong and Manila and then other regional routes. The airline also has 26 of the larger -1000 variant on order. The Cathay delivery puts the number ...

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