Cathay Pacific Airways recently announced that it will refit some selected Boeing 747-400s with its all-new premium economy seats as well as redesigned economy class seats on long-haul flights.
Hong Kong’s flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said that its refitted Boeing 747-400s will be initially introduced on Hong Kong-London route from June 1, 2012, and will operate three-days per week. Later, premium economy flights service will become daily starting July 1, 2012.
The refitted Boeing 747-400 aircrafts will have nine first class seats, 46 in business class (split over the lower and upper decks), 26 in premium economy and 278 in economy class.
Earlier, Cathay Pacific Airways had announced that it will refit premium economy and new economy seats in its Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s, which will make their worldwide debut in March with flights to Sydney, Singapore, Toronto, New York and Vancouver.
The premium economy class seats will have a 38 inch pitch, 19.3 inch seat width and an 8 inch recline. Each seat will also be equipped with a footrest, large meal table and cocktail table, a 10.6-inch personal television, a multi-port connector for personal devices, in-seat power outlet, extra personal stowage space, plus noise-cancelling headphones.