Cathay Pacific will begin flying its new Airbus A350 between Brisbane and Hong Kong from March 2017.
The advanced jet will slot into the daily CX156/157 service and feature the airline's latest generation of business class seats, which are a measured evolution of the current popular business class...
... with new and improved storage spaces, a sliding meal table and an 18.5-inch HD video screen with free satellite television channels (BBC World News, CNN and Euronews).
There's also all-new premium economy seating with a leg rest for each seat, a dedicated tablet holder and in-seat AC and USB power sockets.
You can also stay connected above the clouds with inflight Internet, at US$13 (A$17.40) to stay online for six hours of the eight hour flight – which is better value than the US$20 'full flight' pass.
That said, with CX156 departing Brisbane at just before 1am for a 7.35am touchdown into Hong Kong, you might just want to skip the surfing and get some sleep.
The Airbus A350 has some 12% more seats than the Airbus A330 it will replace, "enabling us to bring more passengers into Brisbane and take Queenslanders seamlessly to more than 170 destinations around the world" says Nelson Chin, Cathay Pacific's General Manager for the Southwest Pacific.
This will be Brisbane's first Airbus A350, and will follows Cathay's Australian A350 debut on the Melbourne-Hong Kong route from February 2017.
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