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