Global Carrier To Fly Dublin-Asia Nonstop

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Premium airline Cathay Pacific today kick starts the one-month countdown to the airline’s launch of Ireland’s first non-stop route to Asia.

The five-star airline’s new Dublin to Hong Kong route will commence on 2 June with four direct flights a week using the airline’s newest fleet, the Airbus A350-900.

The aircraft features state-of-the-art technology to enhance ‘in-flight wellness.’

The combined effect of a lowered cabin altitude for a more comfortable experience, colour-combo cabin mood lighting and fresher air circulation helps passengers adjust to a new time zone, sleep better and assists in reducing jetlag, allowing passengers to make the most of their time away.

Cathay Pacific’s A350-900 aircraft offers three cabin classes: Business, Premium Economy and Economy, offering optimum comfort for flyers with supportive seating, generous business class beds and new and improved bedding to keep cosy during the 12 hours from Dublin and Hong Kong.

In Business Class, the Studio F.A. Porsche-designed fully-flat bed features the airline’s most generous bed surface yet. In Premium Economy, passengers can experience the airline’s award-winning seat, featuring more space, a full leg-rest and a private cabin for 28 passengers only.

In Economy, the airline’s proprietary six-way headrest will provide full neck and head support to maximize comfort.

Every seat onboard comes with the latest generation HD personal TV, with an extensive range of on-demand entertainment and in-flight Wi-Fi for all passengers.

James Ginns, General Manager Europe of Cathay Pacific, said: “Cathay Pacific’s new route will be Ireland’s first and only non-stop flight to Asia. This will open up many opportunities not only for Chinese and Irish tourists interested in travelling abroad, but also Irish businesses looking to grow into the Asia Pacific markets. I look forward to launching the new route and giving everyone in Ireland a shorter, faster and premium link to Asia.”