Cathay beds down its new product

Cathay Pacific has taken the wraps off new product, including redesigned cabin crew uniforms and Business Class seats.

The first aircraft to feature the new Business Class product will be an Airbus A330-300, which is planned to enter service on the Sydney route in March.

The seats will be installed on all Cathay Pacific’s new long-haul A330-300 and Boeing 777-300ER deliveries and are progressively being retrofitted on existing aircraft.
By February 2013, all 30 Boeing 777-300ER and 20 long-haul A330-300s in the fleet are expected to have the new product.

The new seat offers a wingback chair angled to give passengers a view through the windows. The seat converts into a bed that, Cathay says, is one of the longest and widest provided on any commercial airline.
Inside the cabin, the new Business Class will feature original artwork by Hong Kong artist Maria Lobo.

The new uniform for cabin crew and customer facing staff retains some signature features, such as red as the principal colour, the brush-wing logo, standing collars and cuffs, and the long skirts for senior frontline staff