Cathay Pacific to launch Premium Economy on 777-300ER from Mar 2012

Edited as of 0300GMT 23AUG11.

As per 20AUG11 GDS inventory and seat map display, Cathay Pacific starting March 2012 is introducing 3rd version of Boeing 777-300ER configuration. The 340-seater, dubbed as “77G”, features Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. First Class service is not offered.

At time this post goes to press, currently assigned 77G route feature Premium Economy is Hong Kong – Toronto, starting 02MAR12. From 06MAR12, 77G operates Manila, Shanghai service once a week.

Additional routes to be rolled out in the coming months. (Edit: as of 23AUG11, CX is also launching Premium Economy Class on A330-300 aircraft, see report on separate post)

Planned Operation and Seating Configuration and corresponding remarks as follows:

Hong Kong – Toronto eff 02MAR12
CX826/827 Day 7
CX828/829 Day 35

Hong Kong – Manila eff 06MAR12 CX903/902 Day 2

Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 06MAR12 CX368/367 Day 2

Note these routes and specific flights and operational days are subject to change. Also, service within Asia may only offer Premium Economy Class seating, but not the inflight service will be standard Economy Class.

Business Class 40 Seats
Row 11 – 23 (No Row 13/14)
Layout A – DG – K
Layout Exception
Row 19 A – K
Row 20 DG
Blocked Seats Row 18 DK, Row 19 DK, Row 22 and 23
Least Preferred Seats Row 11
Bassinet Row 20 DG

Premium Economy Class 32 Seats
Row 30 – 33
Layout AC – DEFG – HK
Wing Section Row 30 – 33

Economy Class 268 Seats (Note previous seat count was 275, due to counting error)
Row 39 – 72 (No Row 58)
Layout ABC – DEG – HJK
Layout Exception
Row 39 AC – DEG – HK
Row 42 AC – DEG
Row 56 ABC
Row 57 ABC
Row 59 ABC – HJK
Row 71 AC – DEG – HK
Row 72 DEG
Wing Section Row 39 – 43
Least Preferred Seats Row 39 AK, Row 43 E, Row 60 DE, Row 70 ABC – HJK, Row 71 AC – HK, Row 72 D
Bassinet Row 39 CH, Row 43 DG, Row 60G
Blocked Seats Row 48 – 59, Row 64 – 68