Cathay Pacific’s First class is back

Cathay Pacific has announced its first class service is making a return gradually, initially on select flights to and from London Heathrow and later on the carrier’s Paris and Tokyo Haneda routes.

Passengers can already travel first class with Cathay Pacific on the airline’s prime daily London Heathrow CX251/CX252 flights, with the carrier adding more flight frequencies to and from London Heathrow. First class will return to Cathay Pacific’s Paris flight CX261/CX260 from 18 January 2023, followed by its Tokyo Haneda flight CX548/CX549 from 1 February 2023.

General Manager Customer Experience and Design Vivian Lo said: “We are extremely excited to be bringing back our first class service after an extended absence as the world’s appetite for travel comes roaring back. We know our customers have been eagerly anticipating being able to fly first class with us again, and we are delighted to be offering it on routes that we know are incredibly popular with them.

“We are very proud of the elevated first class experience we provide, which has been thoughtfully curated to offer our customers a bespoke journey centred on enjoying inspired flavours, calming fragrances and refined textures whenever they travel. We very much look forward to welcoming our first class customers on board and delivering the very best of what Cathay Pacific has to offer.”

In other in-flight news for the carrier, Cathay Pacific is introducing a celebratory limited edition Krug 2004 Vintage Champagne from the House of Krug as well as a special celebratory edition of Blanc de Lynch-Bages 2018 and Château Lynch-Bages 2000. These will be available in first class on flights to and from London in December and celebrate Cathay Pacific’s long-standing partnerships with House of Krug and Château Lynch-Bages, with whom it has partnered since 1986 and 1989, respectively.

Other beverage options include teas from JING, cold pressed juices from Bless and the airline’s own Betsy craft beer produced by expert Hong Kong brewery, Gweilo Beer.

Regarding menus, Cathay Pacific says it has sourced some of the best ingredients from producers that support sustainable and ethical practices such as award-winning pork from Dingley Dell Farm, certified sustainable Nordic Skrei cod, organic free-range eggs from Sunny Queen Farms in Australia, and more.

Customers flying first class from Hong Kong before 31 December will also be offered Cathay Pacific’s special Christmas-themed menus.

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