Premium economy confirmed for Cathay

Cathay will begin a premium economy service from Q2 next year

Cathay Pacific will introduce a premium economy cabin on its fleet from the second quarter of next year, with the new product to be rolled out on the airline’s ultra long and medium haul routes, including Australia.

The airline’s chief executive John Slosar said in a statement the new offering would be “a real upgrade over economy”, promising passengers a great product for the additional cost.

As well as providing a seat “more like regional business class seats” with “great recline and plenty of leg space”, the new cabin would offer “little extras” and an “improved meal service”, Mr Slosar said.

According to the Cathay Pacific boss, the airline is now convinced that premium economy is becoming “a standard product everywhere”.

“And certainly, as a standard product, Cathay Pacific will want to offer it and we’ll want to do a really good job of it,” Mr Slosar said, confirming the product would be installed on the fleet “at the same time” the carrier’s new business class seats were put in.

“We’ll be doing all this quite quickly, although it will still take most of 2012 before it is on most of our aircraft,” he said.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H
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