Cathay Pacific to Launch Airbus A350 Service on Hong Kong-Newark Route

By Jesse Sokolow on 1 August 2017
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An A350 Cockpit

An A350 Cockpit

Cathay Pacific announced that it will deploy Airbus A350-900s on its daily service between Hong Kong International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport on October 29. The carrier currently operates the route using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Flights depart Hong Kong at 6 p.m. and arrive in Newark at 9:40 p.m. From Newark, flights depart at 1:10 a.m. and arrive in Hong Kong at 5 a.m. the next morning.

The A350-900 is part of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB family, which can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout. It has a composite fuselage and new wings, and is powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, all of which contribute to a 25% fuel burn reduction.

Cathay’s A350-900s’ cabins are configured with 38 suites in business class, 28 seats in premium economy, and 214 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 20” wide and have a bed length of 75”.

Cathay will also introduce the Airbus A350-900 on one of its three daily flights between Hong Kong and San Francisco, also on October 29.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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