Cathay Pacific is set to increase capacity into Sydney with the introduction of a third daily Boeing 777-300ER from 29 October this year.
The airline says the move to the larger Boeing aircraft is in response to greater demand for the airline’s services from Sydney.
This is the third time since February 2015 Cathay Pacific has increased the size of its aircraft on daily Sydney – Hong Kong flights and represents a total increase in capacity over this time of more than 25 per cent.
Cathay Pacific’s General Manager – Southwest Pacific, Nelson Chin, said demand for the airline’s services is growing at a pleasing pace.
“Demand is certainly there to enable us to increase the number of seats for sale to and from Sydney,” he said.
“While there is a lot of competition on routes, particularly from Sydney, clearly there are many customers who appreciate the quality, level of service and value for money that sets Cathay Pacific apart.
“The move to the B777 means we can offer 154 more Premium Economy Class and 1,078 more EconomyClass seats each week,” he said.
Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 777-300ER offers a three-class service with 40 seats in Business Class, 32 in Premium Economy and 268 in Economy.