Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s newest 777-300ER.The airplane is painted in the unique “Asia’s world city” livery that will help promote Hong Kong as the aircraft flies around the world.
The airplane, the sixth of 30 777-300ERs for delivery to Cathay Pacific, was unveiled at a pre-flight ceremony at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Everett, Wash. Among the attendees were Cathay Pacific Chairman Chris Pratt and senior airline executives, Hong Kong Legislative Council members, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department executives and Hong Kong Tourism Board members.
The Boeing 777-300ER is the backbone of Cathay Pacific’s long-haul fleet and is enabling the airline to operate more direct, nonstop flights to key destinations in North America.
Cathay Pacific Airways’ new 777-300ER carries on its fuselage a small flying-dragon logo, complemented by the Hong Kong brand line “Asia’s world city”. The flying dragon, which symbolizes the spirit of Hong Kong and its people, is seen soaring over green waves, which depict the lands and oceans of the world.