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.