Cathay Pacific opted for the 10 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft
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Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, the largest Asian airline based in Hong Kong, has chosen to order 10 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 event. It plans to convert the existing order from 16 Airbus A350-900 units to 16 A350-1000 units.
Cathay Pacific currently has 48 Airbus A350 aircraft commissioned and will lease two more from the leasing agency. A350-1000 has undergone new design changes and will be able to carry up to 350 passengers in a three-class configuration. It is an aircraft suitable for long-haul flights operated by Cathay Pacific to Europe and North America.
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