This week Cathay Pacific announced that it will add a third daily San Francisco - Hong Kong nonstop on October 29 using an Airbus A350, its first deployed in the U.S. This comes amid news that Cathay Pacific is facing losses due to increased competition among Asian carriers and rising fuel costs.
The new jet will offer Cathay’s newest business class, premium economy and economy class seating (no first class).
What’s really nice about this plane? It burns 25% less fuel (with corresponding reduction in emissions) and its carpet and blankets are made with nylon and plastic recycled from bottles and salvaged fishing nets, which pose a threat to marine life.
Even better, this will be the first Cathay plane to offer inflight wi-fi – essential for those 12-14 hour flights to Hong Kong!
The only other airline serving SFO with an Airbus A350 is Singapore Airlines, with non-stops to Singapore.
(Chris McGinnis - SFGate / Yahoo Business News)