Cathay Pacific to install updated business class seats on newly ordered jets

Cathay Pacific to install updated business class seats on newly ordered jets

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific will be installing its acclaimed new business class seats on jets it recently ordered from Boeing and Airbus, reports Australian Business Traveller.

Included in the order are 10 Boeing 777-300ER and 15 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, all of which are expected to be delivered sometime within the next four years. The new planes will take the place of existing Boeing 747 and Airbus A340s, which will be phased out as they become less cost-effective.

The jets will all be fitted with Cathay Pacific's updated business class cabin, which has reportedly been hailed as a significant improvement over the "coffin class" pod seats previously used by premium passengers.

Additionally, the new jets - particularly the Boeing 777-300ER - will carry more business class passengers than its larger 747 cousins, allowing a greater number of passengers to enjoy the carrier's award-winning premium service.

Passengers may also be able to take advantage of lower ticket prices, as Cathay Pacific's order represents a reduction in the number of different kinds of planes in its fleet. This results in lower maintenance costs, possibly allowing the airline to pass savings on to the customer.

By Christopher Straub

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