Cathay Pacific celebrated the maiden arrival of its first A350-900 aircraft to Brisbane on Sunday, 26 March.

With new comfort features, such as quieter cabins and LED mood lighting, Cathay Pacific hopes the A35O improves the overall flying experience and helps travellers to arrive at their destination feeling rested and refreshed.

“We are thrilled to be the first airline to introduce the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft to Brisbane, providing our Queensland passengers with a whole new level of comfort for their journey,” said Cathay Pacific’s General Manager, Nelson Chin.

Chin further states that this airline has one of the best networks in the world and connects passengers from over 170 destinations. By introducing the new A350, it will enable them to provide a unique service to passengers unavailable with other Brisbane-based companies.

Customers will experience new carefully considered comfort features including ergonomically designed chairs, bigger and flatter beds, extra stowage space, personal service devices (with ‘Do not disturb’ and ‘Wake up call’ functions), in seat power outlets, USB ports, tablet holders and Wi-Fi.

The six-way headrest that ‘hugs’ the head, softer pillows and eco-friendly blankets aims to ensure travellers experience uninterrupted sleep and comfort throughout the flight.

The A350 uses a number of new technologies incorporated improve the overall performance of the aircraft. Powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, the A350 is the quietest among its aircraft types further affirming sleep for passengers.

Also, in order to beat jetlag, all cabins are pressurised to a lower altitude of 6000ft. This generates more oxygen which results in less fatigue.

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