Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to offer premium economy seating class on its aircraft.
Cathay Pacific will soon be offering Premium Economy class from all its four US gateways – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco – with the addition of Chicago on February 1, 2013.
Cathay’s premium economy cabin features:
- 19.5-inch wide seats (one inch wider than economy) with a 3-position footrest,
- an 8-inch seat recline (compared to 6 inches in economy),
- 38-inch seat pitch (economy has 32-inch pitch),
- larger seat-back entertainment screens – the seat back units have a 10.6-inch display,
- noise-canceling headsets,
- a larger meal/work table with a separate cocktail table,
- multiple power ports,
- extra in-flight storage space.
In addition, a premium economy ticket allows for an additional 5kg (about 11 lbs) for complimentary checked luggage and a dedicated check-in counter. Passengers receive a stylish G.O.D. amenity kit on long-haul flights and are supplied with fresh fruit and snacks during the flights.
However, a premium economy ticket does not come with lounge access.
The airline introduced Premium Economy on select flights between between Hong Kong and New York, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver and London in 2012. It plans to expand its Premium Economy cabin to its flights from Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia; Frankfurt, Germany; and Mumbai, India in early 2013.