01 Feb 2013
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that passengers can enjoy a new level of luxury when travelling between Hyderabad and Hong Kong with the introduction of the airline’s award-winning new Business Class cabin and its new Premium Economy Class cabin on the route. Following the recent launch of flights from this city, Hyderabad will now offer a three-class configuration - new Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new long-haul Economy Class for passengers travelling to Hong Kong from 1 February 2013.
The airline’s new Business Class cabin is the result of a genuine collaboration between its customers and the Cathay Pacific team. The product design allows passengers to control their degree of privacy and openness while enjoying the renowned personal service that sets Cathay Pacific apart from other airlines. As one enters the cabin, the sense of space and openness immediately catches the passenger’s attention. Clean, sculpted lines define private, lie-flat seats with direct aisle access. Abstract patterns, richly woven fabrics, fresh-cut orchids and original artwork harmonise to create a warm, premium residential feel.
After listening to its customers and incorporating their feedback into the product design, Cathay Pacific was voted “World’s Best Business Class” in the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards™ in July, in which more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world voted.
Cathay Pacific’s new Premium Economy Class was designed with the entire customer experience in mind. It 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.
The new long-haul Economy Class seat features a cradle mechanism to enhance the level of comfort in the recline position. Each seat comes with the latest high-resolution touch-screen personal television, a USB outlet and an iPod/iPhone outlet to allow passengers to connect their own mobile devices to view content through their personal television. The seat also offers improved living space and more personal storage space.
Cathay Pacific General Manager South Asia, Middle East & Africa Charlie Stewart-Cox said: “At Cathay Pacific, we always do our best to make our customers feel special. We are thrilled that the new products are making an appearance on our flights from Hyderabad. This is certainly another big step in our commitment to provide outstanding products and services to our passengers in India.”
Cathay Pacific has recently introduced new award winning in-flight products in Delhi and Chennai and has also extended its presence in India with a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Hyderabad. Together with sister airline Dragonair, the group now operates 46 weekly flights from six cities in India.