Cathay Pacific to launch Airbus A330 Premium Economy Class from Mar 2012

Cathay Pacific is continuing the roll-out of yet to be announced Premium Economy Class, this time on Airbus A330-300 aircraft (along with Boeing 777-300ER/77G aircraft, see report on 20AUG11). The A330-300, dubbed as “33G”, is now accepting reservations although there are no designated booking code for Premium Economy.

The 33G is configured in J38Y28Y175, total capacity 241. Initially the A330-300 (33G) will operate service to Sydney 5 times a week, and Singapore once a week, starting 01MAR12.

Planned operation and screenshot of seat map from the airline via Sabre as of 0300GMT 23AUG11 as follows:

Hong Kong – Singapore eff 01MAR12 CX739/734 Day 4
Hong Kong – Sydney eff 01MAR12 CX101/100 Day x13 from HKG, Day x24 from SYD
Hong Kong – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 06MAR12 CX360/369 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 38 Seats

Premium Economy 28 Seats (Row 30 – 33, 2-3-2 layout)
Economy 175 Seats (Note Row 71 – 75 are not Premium Economy, but its 2-3-2 layout is due to the rear of aircraft)