Pressure on the loss-making airline’s bottom line is forcing Cathay Pacific to sacrifice comfort for a much-needed revenue boost. An additional seat will be squeezed into each economy class row to fit 10, instead of 9, passengers. Photo: Danny Lee

Economy class squeeze: why Cathay Pacific needs to trade in passenger comfort for profits

The premium carrier had a difficult 2016 and has fallen behind its rivals in adding an extra seat

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Pressure on the loss-making airline’s bottom line is forcing Cathay Pacific to sacrifice comfort for a much-needed revenue boost. An additional seat will be squeezed into each economy class row to fit 10, instead of 9, passengers. Photo: Danny Lee
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