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Cathay Pacific welcomes the Airbus A350-900 & introduces Premium Economy to Dubai

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Cathay Pacific welcomes the Airbus A350-900 & introduces Premium Economy to Dubai  - Airlines publisher
Dana Ermolenko
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Following the much-awaited resumption of its Dubai route in May, Cathay Pacific continues to stay true to its brand ethos and is ‘moving beyond’ to offer a series of enhancements. Customers can now experience and travel the popular – Premium Economy cabin on-board the Airbus A350-900.

Starting 06 August, 2021, passengers can experience luxury on one of Cathay Pacific’s most modern long-haul fleets. The technologically advanced Airbus A350-900 provides travellers with an unsurpassed cabin environment on its Dubai – Hong Kong route. The aircraft is configured in a three-class layout with 280 seats, comprising of 38 Business Class, 28 Premium Economy and 214 Economy seats. Each state-of-the-art cabin class on the A350-900 provides a whole new experience for passengers, with its extra-wide cabins including new seats, innovative inflight entertainment interface, inflight connectivity, and, where passengers can bask in a new level of comfort and convenience when travelling.  

“We are thrilled to not only announce the operation of the Airbus A350-900 to the UAE, which will allow us to cater to the wider cargo and passenger demand, but also the introduction of a brand new cabin class on this route,” Vishnu Rajendran, Area Manager, Middle East, said. “Given the current situation, we would like to give our customers a choice to travel in a more spacious cabin, while also providing a premium product with features such as an immersive inflight entertainment system, LED mood lighting, 50 per cent quieter cabins, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling our guests to have a luxurious and worry-free travel experience.”

Comfort and well-being taken to a new level in Premium Economy Class

The highly anticipated Premium Economy Class comes with more space and comfort. All Premium Economy seats on the Airbus A350-900 are equipped with a full-length leg-rest, leather-padded footrests, retractable armrest that can be adjusted. The seats also boast of a generous recline of nine inches, expanded seat pitch of 40 inches, and a supported head rest.  

The cabin incorporates a raft of useful features making the journey more enjoyable. The dimmable personal reading light, slide-out cocktail table, larger meal table, in-seat power outlet, and an amenity storage on each seat, heightens a customer’s experience providing a personalised service throughout their journey.

Cathay Pacific believes in providing its customers with a safe travel experience and unparalleled services. In addition to the comprehensive safety measures taken under the airline’s Cathay Care initiative, customers travelling in Premium Economy Class can further take advantage of a spacious cabin with fewer seats. The cabin offers a total of 28 seats in a 2-4-2 cabin layout. Travellers can enjoy a seamless journey with dedicated check-in counters, priority boarding, and generous baggage allowance. Additionally, customers can also avail of special prices to undergo RT- PCR tests when they travel with Cathay Pacific, thus enabling them to travel with ease.  

Furthermore, UAE residents and visitors can make the most of their travels with convenient connections to Hong Kong and onwards across Cathay Pacific’s network on-board its youngest fleet. 

Fuelling a greener future

In line with the Cathay Pacific’s effort to add younger, more fuel-efficient aircraft to its fleet, the airline has deployed the Airbus A350 across selected long-haul routes. The A350 series of aircrafts brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, innovative technology and design which not only improves passenger comfort, but also the fuel-efficiency, effectiveness and operational performance of the aircraft. 

The Airbus A350 is a lighter aircraft with a lower fuel burn, which also employs the latest generation of Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines that produces 25 per cent lower carbon emissions. Not only is this beneficial for the airline to attain major improvement in efficiency for long-haul routes, but benefits the environment, with less GHG emissions coupled with a diminished noise footprint.

Travellers are encouraged to adhere to all safety norms as well as check the latest government and travel restrictions in their country of origin and destination. 

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