Arrivals & Departures Bigger and better between Hong Kong and Perth

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Cathay Pacific will offer a more comfortable flying experience with its new Airbus service between Perth and Hong Kong.

Geoffrey Thomas chats to Niall McIlroy about the long-range aircraft set to become a best seller. Duration: 10m 35s Seven West Media

Cathay Pacific will begin using the new Airbus A350-900 on its Perth to Hong Kong service from October 29.

The 280-passenger aircraft will have 38 business-class seats, 28 in premium economy and 214 in economy class - all in a redesigned, quieter cabin.

Advances include a lower cabin altitude, better air filtration, adjustable temperature zones, LED mood lighting and more comfortable seats.

Personal TV screens are bigger and feature more entertainment in all classes and there’s in-flight wi-fi. The business-class bed is Cathay’s biggest, there’s a greater recline and new bedding in premium economy and economy-class seats have a six-way adjustable headrest.

The airline has been linking Perth and Hong Kong since 1970 and according to Cathay Pacific general manager Southwest Pacific, Nelson Chin, it's fitting that the new plane, which has proved popular, should be used on services to Western Australia.

"Already passengers who have flown on the A350 speak highly of the experience," Mr Chin says.

"It really is transforming the way our passengers are travelling - it’s faster, smarter, and greener and people feel better when they arrive at their destination.” 

Picture at top: Cathay Pacific's new long-range Airbus will soon be flying to Perth. Picture supplied.

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