25-Sep-2012 8:31 AM

Cathay Pacific unveils new regional business class

Cathay Pacific unveiled (24-Sep-2012) its new Regional Business Class product, coinciding with the airline’s 66th anniversary as Hong Kong’s home carrier. Details include:

  • Seat product: This is the principal feature of the new product. The seat pitch has been increased from 45in to 47in and the in-seat width has been increased from 20in to 21in. The seat recline angle has been increased from 32-35in to 36in, and the legrest recline from 38-55in to 60in. The seat has also been sculpted to maximise passenger living space and each seat is encased in a fixed shell. The seat features independent electronic controls for recline and the legrest;
  • Other features: The seat has been designed to include storage space, a universal power supply outlet, a multi-port connector and an iPhone/iPod/iPad connector. It also includes the introduction of the StudioCX widescreen on-demand entertainment system, which is a new feature for Cathay Pacific’s regional fleet. Each seat is equipped with a new and enlarged 12.1in, touchscreen monitor;
  • Installation: The new Regional Business Class product will be installed on all of Cathay Pacific’s regional Boeing 777-200/300 and A330-300 aircraft. The first 777 aircraft is due to enter service in Jan-2013, while the first A330-300 will be completed in 4Q2013. All of the airline’s regional aircraft will be fitted with the new product by the end of 2014;
  • In-flight offering development: This latest product development follows a number of other recent enhancements to Cathay Pacific’s in-flight offering. In 2011, the airline introduced its new long-haul Business Class and earlier this year it introduced its new Premium Economy Class and a new long-haul Economy Class seat. [more - original PR]