Cathay Pacific Airways is expanding its cargo services as it takes delivery of the first of three additional Boeing 747-400 Freighters it has on order.


The aircraft was delivered on 12 September, with the last two due to be handed over next April and August. The latest delivery expands Cathay's cargo fleet to 10 aircraft: three 747-400Fs and seven 747-200Fs, three of which are leased out to 75%-owned cargo subsidiary Air Hong Kong.

Cathay plans to take advantage of the new aircraft's range capability by opening its first non-stop services to London. The 120t freight capacity aircraft offers 15% lower fuel burn than the older -200F. The airline also introduces new cargo services to New Delhi, Penang and San Francisco this month.

Source: Flight International