Cathay Pacific today announced it will introduce the first scheduled A350 service into Perth on its daily service (CX170/171), and introduce a second A350 into Melbourne (CX163/178) from 29 October 2017. The announcement comes less than two months after the airline started its first A350 service into Melbourne in February and next week it will commence daily A350 flights into Brisbane.
The brand new Airbus A350-900 features the latest in aviation technology – combining advanced aerodynamics, state-of-the-art technology and innovative designs and takes travelling well to a new level. From a quieter cabin to LED mood lighting, the new aircraft improves passenger comfort and helps travellers arrive to their destination feeling refreshed.
Cathay Pacific’s General Manager Southwest Pacific, Nelson Chin, said: “We’ve been flying into Perth since1970 and we’re thrilled to be introducing our newest aircraft on our direct services to and from Hong Kong. It not only means a bigger aircraft, it also offers more comfortable cabins and more seats using our very latest designs.
“We’re also delighted to see a second A350 on our Melbourne services – which will make two out of three daily services on the A350, with the third served by a Boeing 777. The A350 offers 38 seats in Business Class, 28 in Premium Economy Class and 214 in Economy Class. Moving from the Airbus A330 to A350 equates to more than 406 additional seats per week.
“Already passengers who have flown on the A350 speak highly of the experience. It really is transforming the way our passengers are travelling – it’s faster, smarter, and greener and people feel better when they arrive at their destination,” Nelson added.
“The introduction of the A350 on the Perth to Hong Kong route reaffirms Cathay Pacific’s commitment to Western Australia as a destination,” said Kevin Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport.
“Visitors from Hong Kong injected $76 million into the Western Australian economy last year and Cathay Pacific provides a crucial link for this important market,” said Mr Brown.