Cathay Pacific will begin deploying its A350-900 and B777-300ER on the Hong Kong–Melbourne route starting next year.

According to, the Oneworld member will first begin operating the A350 as flights CX105/104 from February 1, 2017. The fuel-efficient aircraft will replace the A330-300 that is currently serving the route.

Cathay Pacific has outfitted its A350 with a three-class configuration that includes 38 seats in business, 28 in premium economy and 214 in economy. Check out our review of the aircraft on a recent flight from London Heathrow to Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, the B777-300ER will start operating flights CX163/178 from March 1, 2017 – also replacing the A330-300.

Cathay Pacific has chosen to deploy a three-class B777-300ER, featuring 40 seats in business, 32 in premium economy and 268 in economy.

The A330-300 will continue to operate the return CX135/134 daily service.

The aircraft adjustment is now reflected on the Cathay Pacific website, and customers may now book for seats to fly on the A350 and B777-300ER.

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