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Aengus Kelly’s Dublin based AerCap aircraft leasing company delivered a first Airbus A350-900 to Cathay Pacific Airways, the first of two new A350-900 aircraft deliveries on long-term lease from AerCap’s order book with Airbus.
AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A350 XWB portfolios with a total of 29 owned and on order aircraft – one of the most in-demand aircraft in the world.
As of March 31, AerCap has a fleet of 1,670 owned, managed or on order aircraft in its portfolio and serves 200 customers in 80 countries. Their fleet is larger than andy individual airline group of which American Airlines (1,556) is the largest followed by Delta (1,330), United (1,229), Southwest (720), FedEx (688), Lufthansa Group (583), IAG (574 incluuding BA 290, Iberia 109, Vueling 106 and Aer LIngus 46), Air France-KLM (540), China Southern (509), Air Canada (408), China Eastern (405), Ryanair (321), Air China (338), LATAM (320) and Turkish Airlines (319).
Cathay Pacific operates an all-wide-body fleet of 187 aircraft consisting of Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350, Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 aircraft. It has 19 A350-900 and 26 A350-1000 on order to replace its Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A340-300.
AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said, “the Airbus A350-900 offers unrivalled levels of operational efficiency while offering an enhanced guest experience with superior levels of comfort and well-being. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the Cathay Pacific team as the airline optimizes its fleet.”
See press release from AerCAP.:
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