Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Airways recently announced it will be introducing premium economy flights between London Heathrow and Hong Kong starting from June 27, 2013.
The airline in a statement said that it will be adding a fifth daily flight on London Heathrow-Hong Kong route from June this year.
The airline’s four-class Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, which will be fitted with new premium economy seats, would be deployed to operate flights on this route.
Cathay Pacific Airways revealed that the new premium economy class has achieved popularity on London Heathrow-Hong Kong route. The airline stated that premium economy seats totaling around 1,000 would be added in both directions on this route every month.
Currently, London Heathrow-Hong Kong route is also being served by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Air New Zealand.
Air New Zealand will however stop its flight operations on this route effective from March 4, 2013.