Some travellers give more thought to their destination than to the journey, while others have mastered the art of travelling well with enviable flair. Whichever category you fit into, it’s never too late to give yourself something to look forward to when taking to the skies. From carefully-designed cabin comforts to greener fuel efficiency, here are 6 ways to put joy back into the journey with Cathay Pacific’s newest and most impressive aircraft yet, the Airbus A350-1000.

1. E for entertainment  

In-flight entertainment is one huge perk to anticipate in the new A350-1000, the largest variant in Cathay Pacific’s A350 family.

The fleet’s newest aircraft boasts brand new Economy Class seats, each equipped with a larger, higher definition personal television for binge-watching your favourite shows in comfort.

Coupled with a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system, enhanced WiFi connectivity and intelligent LED mood lighting, these swanky new aircraft cabins are more than capable of putting guests at ease throughout the longest of journeys.

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2. Flying further

Speaking of long journeys, the A350-1000 is the first Cathay Pacific aircraft to fly 4 times a week to the US capital of Washington DC, the longest route on the airline’s network to date.

The A350's impressive range and fuel efficiency have also opened up new routes from Hong Kong to destinations like Cape Town, Brussels, Dublin, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Tel Aviv with more destinations to come on that ever-expanding list!  

3. Bigger and better

Able to carry 54 more passengers than its A350-900 predecessor, the new Airbus A350-1000 can accommodate a total of 334 passengers across its Business, Premium Economy and Economy class cabins.

As Cathay Pacific maintains its revered status as one of the world’s largest cargo airlines, its newest aircraft also holds its own when it comes to freight capacity.  

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4. Health first   

The higher cabin pressure of the A350's supplies more oxygen to compensate for the high altitudes, lowering the effective cabin cruising altitude to 6,000ft, reducing problems like passenger fatigue and keeping the cabin environment as conducive as possible to their wellbeing.

Another advantage for light sleepers: the aircraft’s cabins are 50 per cent quieter in perceived levels of external noise.    

5. Going green

The very first Airbus A350-1000 flew from Toulouse, France to Hong Kong on a unique blend of sustainable biofuel that’s known to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 per cent.

While the remaining 19 A350-1000 aircrafts will soon follow suit, Cathay Pacific passengers can look forward to benefitting from the fuel efficiency and environment-friendly travel experiences at the heart of Cathay Pacific’s pillar initiatives.

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6. Dining with a difference  

Set aside your notions of proverbially bad ‘airline food’ and be treated to the exciting in-flight dining options in this new aircraft with international and contemporary Asian dishes and beverages made from sustainably sourced ingredients.

Going above and beyond expectations, Cathay Pacific never fails to reward passengers with exceptional gastronomical experiences, from award-winning wine selections and meals prepared by celebrity chefs to serving up the world’s first beer brewed specially for 35,000ft.

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