The Airbus A350-900 will form the backbone of the mid-sized, widebody fleet of Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways after deliveries under a planned order for 30 begin in 2016. Cathay, announcing a hefty rise in profits based on passenger revenues almost back at pre-crisis levels, says it will also order six Boeing 777-300ERs under purchase rights previously negotiated. The carrier values the intended orders at HK$75 billion ($9.7 billion), based on catalog prices. The A350-900 ...

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