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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2011

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

By the second quarter of 2012 Cathay Pacific expects to equip the whole of its long haul fleet, presently around 70 aircraft, with a new, yet to be unveiled, Premium Economy product.

In a statement, new Chief Executive John Slosar said that the new product would be introduced on all of Cathay Pacific's long haul routes, the ultra long hauls to Europe and North America, and the medium haul down to Australia, in the Middle East and other destinations.

“The seat will be more like a regional Business Class seat.  We’ll have great recline and plenty of leg space," he said.

"But it’s not just the seat, we’ll have an improved service as well.  The meal service will be improved and little extras will leave anyone who chooses Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy feeling they really got value for their money.”

Mr Slosar added that the new product will be installed on the fleet "at the same time as we install the new Business Class seats."  "We’ll be doing all this quite quickly, although it will still take most of 2012 before it is on most of our aircraft,” he said. www.cathaypacific.com

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