The rapid return to double-digit growth in Asia has been underscored by Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways' scramble for capacity. Last week, Cathay said it will add nine wide-body aircraft by September 2001, to bring the fleet to 80. Six of the aircraft--one Boeing 747-400 freighter, one 777-200 and four Airbus A330-300s--will be purchases while three A330-200s are expected to be leased from Korean Air. The Korean A330s are powered by Pratt&Whitney PW4168 engines. Cathay has ...

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