Airline News - Asia / Pacific.


Apr 14, 2008

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific has upgraded its economy, business and first class offer with the new designs being progressively installed on all new aircraft as they are delivered. In addition, the new cabins - launched in tandem with consultants Design Q - will gradually be retrofitted on all Cathay[sup.1]s long-haul aircraft and will be available on the Asian carrier[sup.1]s services between London Heathrow and Hong Kong. The development means that all three classes will now be available from the UK as aircraft are kitted out. Previously, the product had been installed on US services but eventually will be seen on all four daily flights that Cathay operates from Heathrow to Hong Kong. Specifically, the economy section features seats with 32[sup.2] (81.3cm) pitch and which are claimed to maximise knee and shin clearance [and] a fixed back design which allows the passenger to recline without encroaching on the personal space of others.[sup.1] Apr 8, 2008

Jet Airways

Jet Airways is considering launching service to Milan Malpensa and Paris Charles de Gaulle this year, Chairman Naresh Goyal confirmed yesterday. He hopes to commence the routes in the next winter timetable. Service to Milan MXP would be operated in cooperation with Alitalia despite its shaky financial situation. He also said Jet received regulatory approval to extend its codeshare operations with Brussels Airlines to the latter's complete European network as well as 12 destinations in Africa....

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