Cathay Pacific is upgrading its business class experience by offering travellers a thin mattress topper pad and slippers on long-haul flights starting in October this year, according to Hong Kong newspaper the South China Morning Post.
The new perks are an upgrade to the existing duvet and pillow offered to business class passengers.
First class passengers, meanwhile, will reportedly get a thicker mattress pad, an upgrade on an existing topper. New amenities will also be rolled out later this year.
Cathay Pacific will also overhaul its inflight entertainment in the third quarter, according to the SCMP. The airline will introduce an expansive range of inflight entertainment options, which will make it the largest range of content offered by any Asian carrier. Passengers can also look forward to an upgrade from HD screens to 4k quality in the coming years.
A Cathay Pacific spokesperson declined to confirm the news when contacted by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.
“Cathay Pacific regularly explores new ways to elevate the travel experience for our passengers, especially in the premium cabins,” the spokesperson said.
The new offering may be part of Cathay Pacific’s new branding campaign called “Move Beyond” launched last month, replacing the carrier’s former “Life Well Travelled” slogan.
The Cathay spokesperson added: “As part of our promise to ‘move beyond’ for our customers, we will be introducing an enhanced business class experience later this year. More details will be announced soon.”
In addition to the above-mentioned upgrades, Cathay Pacific is also set to a re-open its lounge at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in the third quarter.
In May, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific published a review of Cathay’s business class product on its Boeing 777-300ER on a flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.