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Cathay’s new ‘Premium Economy’ now on sale

Cathay Pacific Airways reports that its new Premium Economy Class experience is available for sale with immediate effect for flights departing from April 1. As well as introducing a totally new seat and entertainment system, Cathay has designed the entire customer experience to be more special. The new Premium Economy experience features a quieter, more spacious cabin than the traditional Economy Class with between 26 and 34 seats per aircraft. The seat pitch will be 38 inches – six inches more than Economy Class – and the seat itself will be wider and have a bigger recline. It will have a large meal table, cocktail table, footrest, a 10.6-inch personal television, an in-seat power outlet, a multi-port connector for personal devices and extra personal stowage space. Complementing these features, passengers will also benefit from: !!! Priority check-in at dedicated counters and priority boarding before Economy Class passengers. !!! An increase in baggage allowance from 20 kg to 25 kg (weight system) or two pieces of baggage from 23 kg to 25 kg each (piece system). !!! Passengers will receive an environmentally friendly amenity kit with dental kit, socks, eyeshade and earplugs for use during their journey. !!! Larger pillows and noise-cancelling headsets will be provided to enhance the onboard experience. !!! Premium Economy passengers will be welcomed aboard with juice and champagne, and enjoy an enhanced onboard meal selection. !!! Each passenger will also receive a personal bottle of water and additional snack choices to include more fresh fruit, an energy bar and dessert. The Premium Economy cabin will initially be featured on some of the following selected flights to/from: Sydney (CX101/100), Toronto (CX826/825/828/829), Vancouver (CX888/889) and New York (CX830/831/840/841/888/889). (http://www.cathaypacific.com/ca)

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