New Cathay Pacific lounge opens to passengers at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Courtesy: Cathay Pacific Airways.

Courtesy: Cathay Pacific Airways.

Cathay Pacific Airways is opening a new lounge for passengers travelling out of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport from 9 June 2015. Located at Level 3 in the Concourse G Departure Hall, the Bangkok lounge adopts the airline’s new lounge design template that has already been employed at Cathay Pacific lounges in Haneda Airport in Tokyo and Manila.

The Bangkok lounge measures 679 square metres, which is much larger than the previous lounge, with seating for approximately 140 people. The new facility offers a comfortable environment, with an emphasis on understated luxury, where First and Business Class passengers can relax before their flight.

Designed by Studioilse, the London-based design studio led by Ilse Crawford, the aim is to bring to life Cathay Pacific’s new brand design ethos, creating an environment that helps passengers feel relaxed, engaging the senses and focusing on wellbeing as a core principle. This has been achieved by working with warm, natural materials like wood and stone, softening the acoustics where possible and adopting a considered approach to lighting.

Cherry wood walls and a limestone floor are framed with details such as glazed screens, green ceramic tiles in The Noodle Bar, bronze highlights in the main entrance and brass in the Bar. Lots of plants add colour to the space while specially sourced artworks reflect the local culture.

Courtesy: Cathay Pacific Airways.

Courtesy: Cathay Pacific Airways.

The overall feeling of the lounge is of a domestic space, more like a living room than an airline lounge. Natural sunlight filters through the windows. Designer furniture and lighting have been carefully selected for practicality and comfort. Bespoke chairs and side tables with in-built lamps and sockets are placed by the windows where passengers can enjoy the view of the airport runway and beyond. The Bureau provides three individual workstations with dual operating system iMacs and printers. Free Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the lounge.

With a greater focus on food and beverage services, the dining area features Cathay Pacific’s signature The Noodle Bar, a popular attraction in the airline’s world-renowned lounges at Hong Kong International Airport, which offers a selection of Asian noodles including wonton noodle soup and tom yam soup, freshly prepared by a chef. During the morning, until 11:00am, an authentic Thai breakfast is also offered. Another dining highlight is the Food Bar, where passengers can enjoy a wide selection of lighter items such as salads, pastries and other desserts. In addition, freshly blended cocktails and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks are served at the Bar.

The new lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is designed above all to reflect the Cathay Pacific brand experience and to offer passengers both relaxation and enjoyment, whether they are heading to Hong Kong or starting on a longer journey.

With the new lounge opening on 9 June 2015, the previous Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Level 3 in the Concourse D Departure Hall will close to passengers.

Source: Cathay Pacific Airways.

Cathay Pacific Airways encomenda 21 Boeing 777-9X

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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A Cathay Pacific Airways anunciou seu mais recente investimento no programa de modernização da sua frota – a compra de 21 Boeing 777-9X. A encomenda avaliada em mais de U$ 7 bilhões está prevista para ser entregue entre 2021 e 2024.

A aeronave oferece capacidade para mais de 400 passageiros, dependendo das opções de configuração da companhia aérea. Com um alcance de mais de 8,200 milhas náuticas (15,185 km), o 777-9X terá o menor custo operacional por assento do que qualquer avião comercial.

A Família 777X irá empregar tecnologias avançadas que irão impulsionar a eficiência e o desempenho ambiental. O 777-9X contará com um novo motor, o GE9X que, segundo a GE, é 10% mais eficiente do que o GE90-115B utilizado em outras aeronaves da Boeing. Outras características também irão gerar um menor consumo de combustível, como uma nova asa compósita altamente eficiente que possui uma maior extensão do que a dos 777 atuais.

Fonte: Assessoria de Imprensa da Cathay Pacific Airways.

Créditos pela imagem: Cathay Pacific Airways.

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Cathay Pacific places order for 21 Boeing 777-9X aircraft

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Cathay Pacific Airways announced its latest investment as part of the airline’s fleet modernisation programme – the purchase of 21 Boeing 777-9X aircraft from The Boeing Company. The new airplanes, which have a list price of about HK$58 billion, are scheduled to be delivered between 2021 and 2024.

The 777-9X is designed to seat approximately 400 passengers, but this will vary according to each airline’s configuration preferences. The new aircraft’s operating range of 8,200 nautical miles (15,185 km) makes it particularly well suited for Cathay Pacific’s ultra-long-haul network.

The 777X family of aircraft will employ advanced technologies to drive efficiency and environmental performance. The 777-9X will be powered by the new GE9X engine which, according to GE, is 10% more fuel efficient than GE90-115B that powers other Boeing 777 aircraft. Other features of the aircraft include a folding, raked wingtip and optimised span that will deliver greater efficiency and significant fuel savings.

Source: Cathay Pacific Airways press office.

Credits to the image: Cathay Pacific Airways.

Boeing entrega primeiro 747-8 com melhoria de desempenho nos motores

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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A Boeing entregou o primeiro 747-8 equipado com os motores de melhor desempenho GEnx-2B, sendo parte do Pacote de Melhoria de Desempenho do avião (PIP). O 747-8 Freighter da Cathay Pacific Airways foi o primeiro 747 entregue com as turbinas PIP. O motor PIP melhora a eficiência do avião em 1,8 por cento.

O motor é o primeiro do pacote de três melhorias que entrarão em serviço. Os dois outros componentes são as atualizações de software do Flight Management Computer (FMC) e a reativação do sistema de combustível do tanque horizontal no 747-8 Intercontinental. As duas outras melhorias deverão entrar em serviço no final deste mês e no início de 2014, respectivamente.

Todos os três componentes do PIP podem ser instalados no 747-8. A reativação do tanque de combustível é aplicável somente para o 747-8 Intercontinental e as atualizações do FMC também podem ser feitas nos 747-400.

Fonte: Assessoria de Imprensa da Boeing.

Créditos pela imagem: Boeing.

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Boeing Delivers First 747-8 with Performance-Improved Engines

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Boeing delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane’s Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways 747-8 Freighter was the first 747 to deliver with the PIP engines. The PIP engine improves the airplane’s efficiency by 1,8 percent.

The engine is the first of the package’s three improvements to enter service. The two other components, Flight Management Computer (FMC) software upgrades and reactivation of the horizontal tank fuel system on the 747-8 Intercontinental, are expected to enter service later this month and in early 2014, respectively.

All three PIP components can be retrofitted on the 747-8. The tail fuel reactivation is applicable only for the 747-8 Intercontinental and the FMC upgrades can also be made to 747-400s.

Source: Boeing press office.

Credits to the image: Boeing.

Airbus entrega seu milésimo A330 para Cathay Pacific

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.

No último dia 19 de Julho a Airbus entregou seu milésimo A330 a Cathay Pacific em Toulouse, na França. A aeronave é equipada com duas turbinas Rolls-Royce Trent 700, além do fato que juntamente com sua irmã Dragonair é a maior operadora do A330 no mundo, totalizando 56 aviões em operação.

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O amplo mercado que o avião possui é demonstrado diariamente por mais de 100 operadores que servem 300 aeroportos, voando desde rotas de 30 minutos até mais de 14 horas. Em torno de 1,2 bilhão de passageiros já voaram na aeronave, que possui os principais destaques: Conforto, iluminação e espaço.

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O A330 possui um grande alcance, em média 7,250 milhas náuticas (13,420 km).

No momento estão encomendas 1,250 unidades da aeronave.

Vídeo da cerimônia de entrega da aeronave. Créditos: Airbus.

Fonte: Assessoria de Imprensa da Airbus

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Airbus delivers its 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific

In July 19th, Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330. The aircraft, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways at special ceremony in Toulouse today. Cathay Pacific together with its sister airline Dragonair is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with a total of 56 now in service.

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The 1,000th delivery comes as the A330 continues to enjoy increasing popularity with airlines across the globe. Continuously enhanced to maintain its economic advantage, the aircraft remains the most cost-efficient twin engine widebody in service today for both regional and long haul routes, with the latest versions capable of flying non-stop on sectors of up to 7,250 nautical miles / 13,420 km. The spacious cabin is a firm favourite with passengers, offering the best comfort in its category and the latest state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity options.

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The wide market appeal of the A330 Family is demonstrated daily by over 100 operators, including network carriers, low cost, charter and flag carriers, who fly A330s on all missions from 30 minutes to over 14 hours. About 1.2 billion passengers have enjoyed travelling on board the light, bright and spacious A330 cabin to and from the 300 airports it serves today. More than 1,250 A330s have been ordered to date.

Video of the delivery ceremony. Credits: Airbus.

Source: Airbus Press