Cathay Dragon has signed a memorandum of understanding for 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft valued at around HK$31.7 billion at current list prices. The single aisle fleet will replace existing single-aisle fleet of 23 aircraft and expanded from 2020. The new aircraft will be scheduled for delivery between 2020 and 2023 to replace the 15 Airbus A320s and eight Airbus A321s.
The airline currently operates 24 wide-body Airbus A330s which serves 56 destinations in Asia, including 28 cities in mainland China.
Cathay Dragon intends to increase frequencies on some of their most popular routes on modernising and expanding Cathay Pacific’s long-haul fleet in recent times.
The A321neo offers the lowest possible operating costs, longest range capability and most spacious cabin in its class. It has a seating capacity of up to 240 passengers and has an extended range of up to 7,400 km. The new aircraft will feature Cathay Dragon’s latest cabins, seats and inflight entertainment options.