CX A350-1000 to debut sooner

CX A350-1000 to debut sooner

CATHAY Pacific will commence commercial flights using its new Airbus A350-1000XWB aircraft a month earlier than previously scheduled, with GDS displays indicating the inaugural flight will take place on 01 Jul this year, rather than 01 Aug.

The first flight will operate from Hong Kong to Taipei, followed the next day by Hong Kong to Bankgok and a week later to Manila and Singapore.

Long-haul flights using the A350-1000XWBs are scheduled to commence from 15 Sep 2018 between Hong Kong and Washington Dulles, followed by Tel Aviv on 03 Oct, Madrid from 28 Oct and Manchester effective from 01 Dec.

Cathay’s A350-1000s will carry 334 passengers – 46 in business class, 32 in premium economy and 256 in economy – about 50 more than CX’s A350-900s.

Source: traveldaily