Cathay announces economy-class upgrade

Premium economy to have “generous recline” and lots of legroom

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it plans to overhaul some of its economy seating to offer a new “premium economy” class. It will have premium long-haul economy-class seats that feature more legroom, Internet access and Apple mobile connectivity. The airline explained that this would be a genuine upgrade, with “generous recline and plenty of legroom”, touchscreen televisions and more storage space.
The seats will be offered from April 2012 in 87 aircraft, starting with the airline’s Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver and New York routes.
[pictured: Cathay Pacific’s economy seats]


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