Hong Kong-based Cathay Dragon (a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, formerly Dragonair) ordered A321neo aircraft in 2017 to renew its narrowbody fleet. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 would scuttle those plans, as parent Cathay Pacific elected to shut down the Cathay Dragon operation as a cost-cutting survival measure. Two aircraft had been painted by Airbus prior to planned delivery. Both were repainted into Cathay Pacific colors and stored in Hong Kong. Their future remains in question.