Passengers travelling between Dubai and Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific will soon experience the airline’s Premium Economy product with the roll out of the Airbus A350-900 on the route from August 6.

The new aircraft with extra-wide cabins is configured in a three-class layout with 280 seats comprising 38 in Business Class, 28 in Premium Economy and 214 in Economy seats.

Every cabin on the aircraft features new seats, an innovative in-flight entertainment interface and in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity.

Premium Economy seats on the Airbus A350-900 are equipped with a full-length leg-rest, leather-padded footrests, a retractable armrest that can be adjusted and a headrest. They recline by nine inches and have an expanded seat pitch of 40 inches.

Other features include a dimmable personal reading light, slide-out cocktail table, larger meal table, in-seat power outlet, and an amenity storage on each seat. The 28 seats are configured in a 2-4-2 cabin layout.

The Airbus A350 is a lighter aircraft with a lower fuel burn, which also employs the latest generation of Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines that produces 25 per cent lower carbon emissions. Not only is this beneficial for the airline to attain major improvement in efficiency for long-haul routes, but benefits the environment, with less GHG emissions coupled with a diminished noise footprint.

Customers can book Premium Economy tickets from Dubai to Hong Kong starting from AED 3,480 one way and AED 5,955 return.