-A Monitor Report
01 Nov, 2017  |
: Cathay Pacific Airways daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing B777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.
One of the 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats.
The A350s will also be deployed on one of three daily San Francisco-Hong Kong flights also beginning on October 29. The airline's four flights per day from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) will continue to be operated by Boeing B777-300ER. Most of Cathay Pacific's ultra long-haul fleet is on the B777.
CX899 will depart daily at 1:10 a.m. arriving in Hong Kong the following day at 5:00 a.m. This early morning arrival allows passengers to connect with every Cathay Pacific flight across Asia - including Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and over 22 gateways in mainland China_ without a lengthy layover in Hong Kong.
The return flight, CX890, departs Hong Kong at 6:00 p.m. (local time), arriving in Newark at 9:40 p.m. (same day).
"The A350-900 is unrivaled in terms of sustainability and passenger experience," said Philippe Lacamp, Senior Vice President.
With its extra wide body, the aircraft offers more space and comfort, a quiet cabin, panoramic windows and LED mood lighting, contributing to a more comfortable and relaxing journey in all cabin classes.
The A350-900 employs innovative technology and design, which improves not only passenger comfort, but also the efficiency, effectiveness and overall performance of the aircraft. Its advanced design, together with the latest generation of engines and the use of advanced construction materials - including carbon fiber composites - deliver a 25 per cent improvement in operating costs overall when compared to previous-generation aircraft.