Wed, 1 June 2016

Cathay Pacific Takes Delivery of First Airbus A350-900 Aircraft

Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

The aircraft, the first of 48 A350s scheduled to be delivered to the airline, features Cathay Pacifics latest inflight products in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.

We understand that for our passengers, sleeping well, enjoying first-class entertainment, and using products that have been designed with them in mind are of the utmost importance. The new A350 will provide the very best of all these, said Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Rupert Hogg The lower cabin pressure and noise levels combine with our new features to set passengers up for the best sleeping experience possible in the skies. We have gone all out to provide the best inflight entertainment too. All seats come with the latest high-definition touchscreen personal TVs and a greater selection of movies, TV, live news channels and music. Inflight Wi-Fi is also available to connect passengers to family, work and world events, if they choose. We could not be more excited with what weve seen so far of the A350, and Im sure that our passengers will feel the same way once they step on board.

Cathay Pacific's First Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft arriving in Hong Kong

The A350 Business Class seats build on the success of Cathay Pacifics  long-haul Business Class product. Alongside a fully flat bed, new features include extra stowage space within easy reach and the personal service offered by a Do Not Disturb and Wake Up Call function in the entertainment system.

The Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats also come with a number of new features, including dedicated tablet holders that make it easy for passengers to enjoy entertainment content on their own devices, and exclusive power outlets and USB ports. Each Premium Economy Class seat has a fully integrated leg rest which, together with the ergonomically designed seat, allows more flexibility to adjust for optimal comfort. The six-way headrest in Economy Class is a proprietary design that provides better support and enhances sleeping comfort.

The new A350 inflight entertainment system is inspired by the airlines latest design philosophy. It is equipped with notable new interactive features which broaden the inflight entertainment options for passengers along with a wider screen in all classes.

Connectivity is installed for the first time in a Cathay Pacific aircraft, allowing passengers, for a fee, to browse the internet, send and receive emails and connect on social media. Access to the Cathay Pacific website, a number of partner websites and three live TV news channels is available free of charge.

Cathay Pacifics first A350-900 enters into service today (1 June) with a turnaround flight to Manila. It will operate mainly on regional destinations until more A350s arrive, and the aircraft will be deployed on various long-haul routes - including London Gatwick and Dsseldorf - from the third quarter of 2016.

The aircraft is powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.

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