14 AUGUST 2017
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The daily flight from Newark’s Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong operated by Cathay Pacific will switch from a Boeing B777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 operation from 29 October.
The airline has 16 of the A350s in its fleet delivered since the aircraft’s launch last year. Each features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats.
The A350 will also be deployed on one of Cathay’s three daily San Francisco – Hong Kong flights beginning on the same day, while the four flights per day from New York JFK will continue to be operated by the Boeing B777-300ER, which forms the bulk of Cathay’s ultra long-haul fleet.
Senior vice-president for the Americas Philippe Lacamp said: “The A350-900 is unrivalled in terms of sustainability and passenger experience.
“Its introduction as part of our five daily flights from the New York metropolitan area means passengers can choose from five different departure times and for the first time factor in aircraft preference as well.”
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