Cathay Pacific is set to introduce Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet, with the new aircraft entering service between Hong Kong and destinations in Mainland China next month.
The state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft will enter into commercial service on August 4, 2021, when it takes its inaugural flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai (Pudong) and will initially be used on services between the fragrant Harbour and Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Kaohsiung and Taipei.
Cathay Pacific has already taken delivery of four A321neos and will receive a further two during the second half of 2021. The airline will operate a total of 16 A321neos by the end of 2023. The aircraft has a total of 202 seats, including 12 in Business Class and 190 in Economy Class.
said: “We’re incredibly excited to see our next-generation A321neo take to the skies for the first time next month as we continue to add more passenger services in the region,” says Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang. “The single-aisle A321neo is the newest addition to our fleet and has been designed and fitted with an array of new features that offer the most enjoyable short-haul experience in the world to our customers. We look forward to deploying A321neos on more regional routes and welcoming customers on board.”
The new A321neo offers increased operational efficiency and an array of exciting new features that set new standards for comfort, space and entertainment. The new addition is also the first aircraft to feature Cathay’s newly designed Regional Business Class seat product. This next-generation hard-shell recliner seat provides a cocoon-like feel with divider screens for maximum privacy, while the 15.6-inch 4K Ultra-HD personal TV screens offer an incredible in-flight entertainment experience.
Meanwhile, the Economy Class seats feature 11.6-inch 4K personal TV screens along with a generous recline, comfortable seat cushions and new adjustable headrests.
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