• Regional business class is business with a difference

    Think of business class and the images which spring to mind are wide comfortable seats that convert into a fully flat bed. Direct access to the aisle. Ample personal space surrounding you. Seats so good that the best of them are starting to threaten first class. But that's not always the case. A...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2018 16 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new Boeing 777X first class, business class

    With 79 new aircraft headed for Cathay Pacific’s hangars by the end of 2024, the fresh fleet will see an overhaul of first class and business class for the Hong Kong flag carrier. Australian Business Traveller sat down with Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg for an update on what’s to co...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2018 12 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific plans new first class, business class for 2020-2021

    Cathay Pacific will launch all-new first class suites and regional business class seats over the next three years as the airline’s newest jets from Airbus and Boeing take wing. However, the Oneworld member isn’t saying exactly what passengers will see at the pointy end of the Airbus ...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2018 6 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific debuts new regional business class this week

    Cathay Pacific's new regional business class takes to the skies this week, with the first flights scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday January 29 and headed for Beijing. "The first aircraft with new regional business class seats will enter into service on 29 January" says Cathay Pacific spokeswo...

    POSTED 28 Jan, 2013 2 Comments

  • Dragonair upgrades business, economy with new Cathay Pacific seats

    Cathay Pacific’s regional sibling Dragonair today unveilled new business class and economy seats as the airline aims to bolster its position in the Asian market, especially the rich vein of China’s growing middle class and manufacturing base. Both seats adopt designs already use...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2013 8 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific regional business class first for Singapore, Tokyo

    Singapore and Tokyo are on the cards for the launch of Cathay Pacific’s new regional business class in January next year. The seat, which we profiled on its launch in Hong Kong earlier this month, represents a new approach to regional business class. Its hybrid design borrows some element...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2012 11 Comments

  • FIRST PHOTOS: Cathay Pacific's new regional business class seats

    Cathay Pacific has unveiled its new regional business class offering, and it's good news for business travellers: an inch wider, two inches extra space between seats, more recline, at-seat power and more space to work. The seat itself is a new business class hybrid, mixing some elements of an an...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2012 3 Comments

  • Beyond first, business & economy: the 11 classes of airline travel

    In the ever-evolving world of business travel, airlines are continually offering new styles of seating to try to woo your dollars and your loyalty. But this is not restricted to just the pointy end of the plane. Competition has spawned variations which ripple down the rest of the cabin...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2012 9 Comments


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