Airbus delivers its 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific

Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330 on July 19, 2013 and was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways. These aircraft is A330-343X powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines

Together Cathay Pacific and the sister airline Dragonair, Hongkong  is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with a total of 56 now in service. Since its first delivery of the A330 in 1995, Cathay Pacific’s Airbus fleet now comprises 38 A330-300s and 11 A340s, while Dragonair flies 21 single aisle A320 Family aircraft and 18 A330-300s. The Cathay Pacific Group has outstanding orders for 10 more A330-300s. The airline will also take delivery of 48 all-new A350 XWBs in the future, including 46 ordered from Airbus and two leased aircraft.