Cathay Pacific’s redefined premium economy seats on the new Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific’s redefined premium economy seats on the new Boeing 777-300ER
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Cathay Pacific is set to redefine premium economy seating with an upcoming fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

    The Hong Kong-based international airline began offering premium economy seats in 2012 and looks to implement major changes beginning 2027. These changes are designed to make customers more comfortable on long-haul flights.

    Better seating

    The new ergonomic seats include better seat padding and leg rests for improved comfort and wing-shaped headrests for a sense of privacy. They have moved the reading lamp from above the passenger to the seat to accommodate a seated or reclined reading position. Tables are now also accessible automatically with the use of buttons for a more premium experience.

    Relax on long-haul flights with upgraded ergonomic seats with Cathay Pacific premium economy

    Relax on long-haul flights with upgraded ergonomic seats with Cathay Pacific premium economy.

    Entertainment systems

    Premium economy passengers can now enjoy a state-of-the-art inflight 15’6-inch 4K resolution entertainment system with a new graphical user interface.  Access a curated line-up of curated Asian and Hollywood movies, TV box sets, and Disney+ Original titles. The system also offers Bluetooth pairing, allowing passengers to bring and use their own headphones.

    Enjoy upgraded entertainment systems on Cathay Pacific premium economy seats

    Enjoy upgraded entertainment systems on Cathay Pacific premium economy seats.

    Elevated dining

    Cathy Pacific partnered with various Hong Kong restaurant groups to meet ever-changing traveller palettes. Some partnerships include Italian comfort food Pirata, traditional Hong Kong flavours from Duddell’s, and vegetarian restaurant groups Veda and Plant Sifu.

    Complementing this updated menu is a wine selection from several of China’s leading winemakers. These include Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite’s Domaine de Long Dai 2020.

    Luxurious dining with Cathay Pacific premium economy seats

    Luxurious dining with Cathay Pacific premium economy seats

    Comfort amenities

    Long-haul routes include an environmentally friendly amenity kit that features socks, an eyeshade, earplugs, a toothbrush and toothpaste. The premium economy seats include two dedicated washrooms for passenger comfort.

    Cathay Pacific is adding 16 more premium economy seats to its Boeing 777-300ER models compared to other aircraft.

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