Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER, the first aircraft to feature its Premium Economy Class product and new long-haul Economy Class seats.
The aircraft – the airline’s 25th 777-300ER – arrived at Hong Kong International Airport earlier.
Speaking at a ceremony celebrating the event Cathay Pacific chief operating officer Ivan Chu said: “This is an important development for Cathay Pacific – another big step in our commitment to provide outstanding products and services to our passengers.
“We’re confident that both these new products will be winners, especially when combined with the famous Cathay Pacific service.”
As well as introducing a totally new seat and entertainment system, Cathay Pacific has designed the entire customer experience to be more special for its new Premium Economy Class passengers.
To begin with, the new Premium Economy experience features a quieter, more spacious cabin than the traditional Economy Class with between 26 and 34 seats per aircraft.
The seat pitch is 38 inches – six inches more than Economy Class – and the seat itself is wider and has a bigger recline.
It has a large meal table, cocktail table, footrest, a 10.6-inch personal television, an in-seat power outlet, a multi-port connector for personal devices and extra personal stowage space.
Complementing these features, passengers will also benefit from priority check-in at dedicated counters and priority boarding before Economy Class passengers.
Increase baggage allowances, an environmentally friendly amenity kit, larger pillows and noise-cancelling headsets will also be offered to Premium Economy passengers.
Passengers can book the Premium Economy seats for flights departing from April 1st onwards which will initially be featured on selected flights on Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, and New York routes.