Cathay to move to ten-across on B777s

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CATHAY PA­CIFIC HAS CON­FIRMED PLANS to move to a ten-across econ­omy class lay­out on its B777s. It said it would be “align­ing the prac­tice of many no­table pre­mium car­ri­ers by adopt­ing the in­dus­try stan­dard of a 3-4-3 seat­ing con­fig­u­ra­tion in the econ­omy class cab­ins of 48 B777-300ER long-haul air­craft and 17 B777-300 re­gional air­craft”.

The changes will be made be­tween mid-2018 and 2020, with a new “er­gonom­i­cally de­signed seat” of­fer­ing a width of 17.2 inches (cur­rently 17.5-18.5 inches), a six-inch re­cline and a 32-inch pitch. Wifi across the B777 fleet is “be­ing con­sid­ered”.

In other news, the air­line has en­tered into an agree­ment with three Lufthansa Group car­ri­ers (Lufthansa, Swiss and Aus­trian Air­lines) cov­er­ing code­shares and fre­quent flyer schemes. Cathay pas­sen­gers de­part­ing Asia and Aus­trala­sia gain eas­ier ac­cess to 14 des­ti­na­tions in Europe. Trav­ellers de­part­ing Lufthansa Group hubs such as Frank­furt, Mu­nich, Zurich and Vi­enna can make eas­ier trans­fers at Hong Kong for se­lected Cathay des­ti­na­tions in Asia and Aus­trala­sia. cathay­pa­

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