Cathay Pacific’s fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is now 18 strong following the arrival of B-KPR late last month.
“Kilo Papa Romeo” was handed over to the airline at Boeing’s massive Everett facility on 26 June.
A number of guests joined the latest delivery trip including academics and media representatives from Hong Kong, a group of environmentalists, a large contingent of top-tier Marco Polo Club members and top North American travel agents.
Leading the CX contingent was Chief Operating Officer John Slosar, who joined Boeing’s Vice President, BCA Sales Marlin Dailey to speak at the delivery dinner- held once again at the impressive Museum of Flight.
John and Boeing Vice President and General Manager Airplane Programs Pat Shanahan, along with his son Jack, cut the ribbon to mark the official handover of the aircraft before the flight out of Everett.
Captain Paul Evans skippered the flight back to Hong Kong with Inflight Service Manager Sally Manalo leading the cabin crew.