Cathay to extend premium economy to regional routes

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Cathay Pacific will extend its premium economy offering on regional routes in Asia from 27 October.

The airline says that that premium economy on its long-haul services has been very well received since it was introduced in 2012. The product is now fitted to most of its Boeing 777-300ERs and is also being rolled out on some Airbus A340-300s and A330-300s.

“A total of 74 of our long-haul aircraft are now fitted with premium economy and, as a third of their flying time is on regional routes, it makes great sense to make premium economy available on regional flights, offering more premium choice to our passengers,” says the airline's general manager revenue management James Tong.

Subject to aircraft availability new product will be available on several services to China, Japan, Southeast Asia and selected tag flights, such as Bangkok to Delhi and Taipei to Fukuoka.

Cathay’s premium economy cabin features 26 or 34 seats with a 38-inch (96.5cm) pitch and a greater angle of recline compared to the regular economy seats. The airline also offers increased baggage allowance for passengers travelling in the class.