Cathay Pacific Premium Economy Next Generation on 777

Tue, 09 Apr 2024

UPDATED 9TH APRIL 2024 - Cathay Pacific releases its next generation Premium Economy product at a media preview in Hong Kong'a Freespace centre. 

The new Cathay Pacific Premium Economy product first noticeable difference is the colour scheme change. Moving away from the distinctive emerald green that was fitted in the older Premium Economy seats, Cathay Pacific has taken a new look with a fresh gold and light grey pallette. 

Cathay Pacific Reveals New Premium Economy Seats

Despite there being no changes to dimensions, improvements mainly focus on increased privacy and upgraded tech. With winged head rests, passengers are enabled better privacy as well as personal lights attached in the wings so it is less disruptive to neighbouring passengers. 

The controls for reclining and adjusting the leg rest are situated on the opposite side of the chair, similar to its previous design, accompanied by a remote. For added convenience, individual cocktail tables extend from the central divider, providing extra space for cups or glasses. Additionally, a tray can be pulled out from the arm rest. 

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy Product Released

Noteworthy enhancements include a significant increase in the size of the in flight entertainment screen, now boasting 15.6 inches - similar to a Business Class standard. Previously at 11 inches in size, these new screens feature high definition 4K monitors and Bluetooth pairing capability. 

To improve passenger's inflight experience, a new graphical user interface is being rolled out slowly starting on the A350 aircraft as well newer fleet additions. This new GUI system will include an updated navigation system improving user experience for travellers on board, as well as an updated 3D map and higher quality cameras for the external nose and tail views from the plane. 

Entertainment options provided on board are also being upgraded in the new Cathay Pacific Premium Economy cabin, with new partnerships created with Disney+ as well as HBO Max and Paramount Pictures to offer more content in flight.

Updated menus for Cathay Pacific Premium Economy are also on the cards for later in the year which will ultimately add to the upgraded Premium Economy experience for passengers travelling with Cathay Pacific.

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy New Seats

So what do you think of Cathay Pacific's new and improved cabin? If you're looking at flying Premium Economy, check out the latest airfare deals we have on our website here.

In a strategic move to enhance passenger comfort and elevate the flying experience, Cathay Pacific Premium Economy cabin is getting its third generation upgrade. The unveiling of this new offering comes in tandem with the introduction of Cathay Pacific’s cutting-edge Aria business class suites (you can read more about that here), positioning the airline at the forefront of in-flight luxury and innovation.

CEO Ronald Lam affirmed the airline’s commitment to providing a superior travel experience for passengers across all classes. While Cathay Pacific has been making waves with their forthcoming First Class and Business Class suites, the airline hasn’t overlooked those seated in a Cathay Pacific Premium Economy cabin.

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy Seat

Cathay Pacific first introduced Premium Economy on their flagship Boeing 777 in 2012, later expanding its presence to the regional Airbus A330 fleet. However, recent speculations suggest a potential reconfiguration of the A330’s, potentially impacting the current Premium Economy set up. 

The new Cathay Pacific Premium Economy seat marks the third generation of the airline’s ‘more premium than economy’ product. Cathay Pacific’s initial foray into this enhanced cabin class set the stage for further innovations, with second-generation CX Premium Economy seat debuting in 2016 on the carrier’s first Airbus A350.

Passengers can anticipate a fresh perspective on comfort and style with this upcoming iteration of Cathay Pacific Premium Economy. As Cathay Pacific continues to invest in elevating the overall passenger experience, these new seats are poised to redefine the standards of comfort in the mid-tier cabin.

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy Gets A Third Generation Upgrade

In light of these developments, passengers are eager to experience the next level of premium travel offered by Cathay Pacific. Whether it’s the all-new Aria Business Class suites or the anticipated third-generation Premium Economy, the airline remains dedicated to providing unparalleled service to passengers.

As the excitement builds around these upgrades to the product, visit our latest airfare deals for Premium Economy, or alternatively submit an enquiry through our website to get in contact with an airfare specialist. 

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