Cathay Pacific to use A321neo for China network expansion

18 April, 2019

Cathay Pacific plans to use A321neo aircraft, scheduled for delivery from 2020, on mainland Chinese routes as part of a wider plan to better manage costs while expanding its network across China (Bloomberg, 17-Apr-2019). Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg said use of operational data and more fuel efficient aircraft helped to increase revenue per seat mile by up to 7%, adding: "We will make ourselves more productive and keep that cost flat... That's roughly what we did last year [2018]".