The first Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER has begun to serve Sydney Airport, as the airline increases its capacity on the popular Hong Kong route.
With 28 flights a week from Sydney to Hong Kong, or four daily flights, the airline had deployed Airbus A330-300s on all its services until now.
From the commencement last week (Dec 3), the larger Boeing 777-300ER is initially being used on three flights a week – CX138/139 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays – 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.
Nelson Chin, Regional General Manager, Cathay Pacific South West Pacific said: “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.
“As of February next year when the B777 will go daily from Sydney, we will add an additional 1,372 seats per week.”
The modern, spacious and fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER has a three class configuration with 40 seats in Cathay Pacific’s Business Class, 32 in Premium Economy and 268 in Economy Class.