Cathay Pacific to use A321neo for China network expansion

    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 the airline’s use of data and more fuel efficient aircraft has also 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]”.