A Boeing 777X airliner taxis alongside the runway in preparation for its first flight on January 25, 2020, in Everett, Washington. Cathay Pacific has ordered 21 of the new long-haul jets, though sources say they are now considering deferring delivery or even switching to a less expensive plane. Photo: Getty Images

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific mulls changing up Boeing 777X order with delivery deferrals or switch to 787 Dreamliner: sources

  • The city’s de facto flag carrier was one of the first airlines to order the new long-haul jets, signing up for 21 of the planes in a multibillion-dollar deal
  • But with a global pandemic collapsing travel demand and a bounceback in the distance, the airline is focused on reducing capital expenditure
Topic |   Cathay Pacific
A Boeing 777X airliner taxis alongside the runway in preparation for its first flight on January 25, 2020, in Everett, Washington. Cathay Pacific has ordered 21 of the new long-haul jets, though sources say they are now considering deferring delivery or even switching to a less expensive plane. Photo: Getty Images
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