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PICTURES: Cathay Pacific's new ten-across Boeing 777 economy cabin

19 Apr 2018 by Craig Bright
Cathay Pacific B777 economy class 10-across seating

Cathay Pacific has unveiled its retrofitted ten-across economy class cabin on board its fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft, with new thinner seat products.

The new layout will be adopted across all 48 of its B777-300ER and 17 B777-300 aircraft, with full rollout expected by 2020.

Until now, the Hong Kong carrier was one of the few remaining aircraft to outfit the aircraft with a 3-3-3 layout, with the less popular 3-4-3 configuration now more of an industry standard.

Business Traveller is at the unveiling and will publish a more in-depth look at the new cabin layout and seat product soon.

Cathay Pacific B777 economy class 10-across seating

The new seats’ 17.2-inch width, which Cathay Pacific has said is comparable to other premium airlines, keeps things rather snug.

Cathay Pacific B777 10-cross economy class

Meanwhile the pitch (space between the seats) is 32 inches, and recline is six inches.

Cathay Pacific B777 economy class 10-across seating

The size of the in-flight entertainment screens, however, has been increased from nine inches to 11.6 inches in the B777-300ER, with a higher resolution.

Cathay Pacific B777 10-across economy

Seats also feature a Personal Electronic Device (PED) holder that allows passengers to use their own mobile devices onboard.

Rival carrier Singapore Airlines is one of the few premium carriers still offering nine-across seating, though it too could be set to join the 10-abreast club.

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