AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Cathay Dragon eyes replacing 23 planes in narrowbody fleet

The first of the new planes is expected to arrive by 2019.

Cathay Dragon, the sister carrier of Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., is considering replacing all its 23 Airbus Group SE single-aisle jets as the airline proposes to modernize its narrowbody fleet.

According to Bloomberg, the airline has initiated a so-called request for proposal as it seeks to upgrade its 15 A320 and eight A321 aircraft. The first of the new planes is expected to arrive by 2019, Cathay Dragon said, without specifying whether it’s considering models from Airbus or Boeing Co. The “process will allow us to explore the full range of products and options of various size and range that can complement the airline’s fleet development needs,” Cathay Dragon said.

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