Cathay Pacific's first Airbus A350-1000 will arrive June 20

Cathay Pacific's first Airbus A350-1000 will arrive June 20

EXCLUSIVE | Cathay Pacific will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 on June 19, ahead of flights to Washington DC and potentially Sydney in the later half of 2018.

The A350-1000 is a stretched version of the A350-900 which is already well-established in the Cathay Pacific fleet and currently flies to Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. 

Cathay Pacific's first Airbus A350-1000 will arrive into Hong Kong on June 20

It carries some 50 more passengers than the A350-900, but foregoes first class for a three-class layout using the same updated A350 version of Cathay Pacific's highly-regarded Airbus 330 and Boeing 777 business class seat...

Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 business class

... along with the A350-900's all-new premium economy seat.

Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 premium economy class

Also on offer will be inflight Internet, with free access to the BBC, CNN and Euronews channels and Internet connection available at US$10 per hour or – much better value – US$20 for the entire flight.

Cathay Pacific plans to take 20 of the A350-1000s over the coming years, which will be followed by 21 of Boeing's next-gen Boeing 777-9 jets from 2021 – with the 777-9s introducing new first class suites and business class seats for the Oneworld member.

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  • reeves35


    16 May, 2018 09:36 am

    There is a chance some or all of the 777s will be deferred or cancelled. New CX chief has already indicated that, as he seeks to right-size the airline, the A350 is more of the type of aircraft he believes he can make money with compared with the larger 777X.
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  • Bernoulli


    16 May, 2018 10:42 am

    Interesting. When/where was this indication given?
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  • ManHa


    17 May, 2018 03:00 pm

    The 777X is most likely going to replace to 777W?

    I’m actually keen to see Cathay try the A380 to increase market share ( on popular flight times) and provide exclusive areas for premium travellers and more spacious seating for elconomy passengers. Cathay is at the end of the day a premium airline.
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  • elchriss0


    18 May, 2018 08:27 am

    CX with the A380 and more spacious economy...looks like a pie in the sky to me
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  • autvlr


    16 May, 2018 11:32 am

    The premium economy seat is new to the A350, but not all-new to the A350-1000. Just clarifying it's not an "all-new" seat.
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  • David Flynn


    16 May, 2018 12:24 pm

    The 'all-new' is meant to indicate 'new-ness' compared to the Airbus A330s and Boeing 777, not against the A350-900s, but yeah, could be read a different way so will tweak that :)
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  • ManHa


    17 May, 2018 03:01 pm

    There isn’t anything “new” besides the aircraft variant. All the products are the “latest” type
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  • Geoff Herbert

    james vvvv

    16 May, 2018 03:10 pm

    We demand an exercise space in cattle class. Both for passenger relief from confinement to a seat, however well designed, and to reduce the risk of dvt. A small area for standing and stretching with access to self serve water or coffee would be most welcome. On the A350 900 there is a small area aft of the rear port toilet, but need better.
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  • Dave


    16 May, 2018 04:36 pm

    This is a joke I hope...
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  • elchriss0


    17 May, 2018 08:53 am

    LOL you actually want that swill served in Y that they call coffee?
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  • PineappleSkip


    18 May, 2018 05:22 pm

    Hope they do a better effort with J seat trims than those in the current A350s.
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21 May, 2018 07:21 pm

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