Saturday, April 12, 2008
Cathay Pacific will be upgrading its in-flight product on their Mumbai and Dubai flights from Oct 1st 2008. Currently, HKG-BKK-BOM-DXB and HKG-BOM-DXB is flown using a 2 class Boeing 777-300A, however effective October, it will deploy the Boeing 747-400 on both routes which will have the new First and Business class cabin (74A). CX will therefore become the only airline flying a Boeing 747 between BOM & DXB and as a result of it will offer the most luxurious on board product in the F & J class cabins on this lucrative high yielding route.
On the other hand, its subsidiary i.e. Dragonair has announced that it will be increasing frequencies to DAC-Dhaka from 4 to 5 times a week effective July 2nd 08 using an A 330-300
An excellent move by CX to deploy their B 744s with the new J & F class in-flight product on the BKK-BOM and BOM-DXB routes. It will definitely result in a few EK J & F class O&D passengers switching airlines as CX's in-flight product offering in these premium cabins is far superior to EK/AI on the BOM-DXB-BOM route in particular.