Fuel efficiency and the ability to add more ultra-long routes as well as increase frequency on key city pairs were key drivers in Cathay Pacific Airways’ decision to order the Boeing 777X, a Cathay executive said. Hong Kong-based Cathay became the first Asian airline to order the 777X, signing a deal in December for 21 of the -9X variants at a list price of HK$58 billion ($7.5 billion). Deliveries will take place between 2021 and 2024. Speaking to journalists at the Singapore Airshow ...

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