Cathay to move to ten-across on B777s
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. cathaypacific.com