The first Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER will arrive today at Sydney Airport at 2050 from Hong Kong, as the airline increases its capacity on the popular route.
With 28 flights a week from Sydney to Hong Kong, or four daily flights, the 2014 Skytrax Airline of the Year has deployed Airbus A330-300s on all its services until now.
From 3 December, the larger Boeing 777-300ER will be initially used on three flights a week – CX138/139 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and then moving to daily deployment on this flight from February 2015.
Cathay Pacific will continue to operate the A330-300 on the other three daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific regional general manager Nelson Chin said that 2014 has been a strong year for Cathay Pacific and the launch of larger aircrafts rounds out the year well.
“2014 has been a special year for Cathay Pacific in Australia – in March this year we’ve increased the total number of Australian flights from 70 to 74 per week which resulted in an increase of six per cent in the number of seats available for sale from Australia,” Mr Chin said.
The modern, spacious and fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER will have a three class configuration with 40 seats in Cathay Pacific’s award-winning Business Class, 32 in Premium Economy and 268 in Economy Class.
Cathay Pacific passengers travelling from Sydney can choose between the airline’s three flights meaning a lot of flexibility when travelling via the carrier’s hub Hong Kong to a vast network of over 190 destinations worldwide.