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  1. Cathay eyes roll-out for new cabin class

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam The remodelling of Cathay Pacific's business-class seats is completed and the airline is hoping to finalise the roll-out of new 'premium economy' seats by the end of this year. The new cabin class announced last year aims to offer an option for passengers wishing to trade down from business class- for reasons of cost-cutting- as well as those who don't want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967266/cathay-eyes-roll-out-new-cabin-class
  2. Trials of a business-class outcast

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Michael Yates

    ... of today's budget-conscious business travellers. Trust me, I'm one of them. As you step from the air bridge, years of J-class experience urge you to turn left. But the smiling stewardess, having spotted your zoo-class ticket, has other ideas. '36G. Across the aisle and to your right, thank you, sir,' she says with what could almost be interpreted as a look of pity. Sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449268/trials-business-class-outcast
  3. Demanding more than just a touch of class

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... of time away from home. It's one thing to spend 12 uncomfortable hours flying to London in an economy-class middle seat if you plan to do nothing at the end of your journey but relax ... High-flying professionals on the move want superior facilities and convenience instead of only luxury. Reports by Robin Lynam It is an obvious truth that travelling business class is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631919/demanding-more-just-touch-class
  4. Cathay unveils new aircraft, cabin designs

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways is introducing new aircraft and cabin designs on its North America and Middle East routes to attract more business and first-class passengers. The first Boeing ... in business class arranges seats head-to-head in the middle of the cabin with a high partition so that passengers cannot see each other when they lie down. The 'more privacy, less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610002/cathay-unveils-new-aircraft-cabin-designs
  5. Suite spot

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Winnie Chung

    ... extra room on comfort and luxury. Sixty per cent of the space has been devoted to the first and business classes. The Singapore Airlines Suites, which the airlines has tagged 'a class ... by French fashion house Givenchy. Unlike most other first-class seats that convert into beds, the suites have a bed designed separately so that you can sleep or sit up without having to embark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613761/suite-spot
  6. Giving economy a touch of class

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Premium economy is increasingly being regarded as a new business class for airlines as the gulf between economy class and business class continues to widen. The product has created a new front for carriers to compete for passengers who want to skip 'cattle class' but are not willing to pay a small fortune for business class ticket. While it is not a particularly recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993914/giving-economy-touch-class
  7. Magazines - Money - AIRLINES

    In for the long stretch

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... its long-haul business class cabin; Singapore Airlines introduced private cabins for first-class passengers; Cathay Pacific launched new business class seats; and more recently, Hong Kong Airlines launched its all-business class flight to London's Gatwick airport. 'The intercontinental routes are where all the international airlines compete, and where you see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/money/article/999619/long-stretch
  8. Budget airlines spread their wings

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'But on the other hand, Asia has much faster economic growth, a larger population and a rapidly developing middle class.' The growth trend of LCCs is striking, with the budget travel ... and the mainland, said Andrew Orchard, a transport analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland. Cathay is set to launch a premium economy class in April to capture the trade-up in demand from economy-class users, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994554/budget-airlines-spread-their-wings
  9. Cathay in for a bumpy ride, analysts say

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in March, and political unrest in the Middle East affected the airline in the second quarter, said analysts. One of the few pieces of good news already announced by Cathay ahead of its result ... demand in first and business class held up relatively well in the first half of the year, prospects were not as bright for the second half. Referring to HSBC's decision to cut around 30,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975720/cathay-bumpy-ride-analysts-say
  10. Korean Airlines doubles seats in business class

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Korean Airlines is doubling the number of business-class seats on its Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 aircraft because demand has started to pick up. 'The demand for business class has been slightly up in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter,' said James Yoon Jin-ho, the carrier's regional general manager for Hong Kong and Macau. 'We think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700882/korean-airlines-doubles-seats-business-class

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