Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER aircraft to BOC Aviation, for lease to Cathay Pacific Airways.

The twin-engine, twin-aisle airplane can seat up to 365 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930nm.

The 777-300ER is 19% lighter than similar aircraft in its class, produces 22% less carbon dioxide per passenger and costs 20% less per seat to operate.

Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler said the 777 has been a valuable asset for Cathay Pacific’s long-haul services, allowing them to maximise operations in the most economic and efficient manner.

The airliner will add to Cathay Pacific’s present fleet of 28 777s and 22 747s.