HONG KONG – AerCap Holdings NV today announced the delivery of a second new Airbus A350-900 to Cathay Pacific Airways, on long-term lease from AerCap’s order book with Airbus. This follows delivery of the first A350-900 aircraft to Cathay Pacific in May 2016.
AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A350 XWB portfolios with a total of five owned and 24 on order aircraft delivering through 2019. AerCap has now leased two A350 XWB aircraft to Vietnam Airlines, one to Ethiopian Airlines with a second to follow next month, and two to Cathay Pacific Airways.
AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said, “We are pleased to deliver the second A350-900, one of the most in-demand aircraft in the world, to long-time customer airline, Cathay Pacific Airways. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the Cathay Pacific team as the airline optimizes its fleet.”