Cathay Pacific announced on Wednesday 15 February that it will increase capacity into Sydney with the introduction of a third daily Boeing 777-300ER from 29 October 2017. The move to the larger Boeing aircraft is in response to greater demand for the airline’s services from Sydney, making Boeing 777s on three out of four daily flights from Sydney.
This is the third time since February 2015 that Cathay Pacific has increased the size of its aircraft on daily Sydney – Hong Kong flights and represents a total increase in capacity over this time of more than 25%.
According to Nelson Chin, General Manager Southwest Pacific, Cathay Pacific, demand for the airline’s services is growing at a pleasing pace.
“Demand is certainly there to enable us to increase the number of seats for sale to and from Sydney. While there is a lot of competition on routes, particularly from Sydney, clearly there are many customers who appreciate the quality, level of service and value for money that sets Cathay Pacific apart.
“The move to the B777 means we can offer 154 more Premium Economy Class and 1078 more Economy Class seats each week.”
Nelson Chin, GM Southwest Pacific, Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy has proven particularly popular with Australians. Not only is it offered on all flights to and from Australia, passengers can book Premium Economy Class beyond Hong Kong onto many destinations around the globe.
Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 777-300ER offers a three-class service with 40 seats in Business Class, 32 in Premium Economy and 268 in Economy.