January 3 - Following the purchase of 21 Boeing 777-9X aircraft, Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered another 747-8 freighter as well as another three 777-300ER aircraft.

The airline expects to take delivery of the three Boeing passenger planes in 2015 and the freighter in 2016.

The latest freighter purchase means that Cathay Pacific will operate 14 Boeing 747-8s by 2016.

Both aircraft types will deliver improved payload range capability at competitive operating costs, along with reduced impact on the environment, said the airline.