Cathay Pacific on Being the Best in Business Class

Yesterday I posted World’s Best Airlines – Airlineratings.com’s 2014 Winners, where Cathay Pacific took home the trophy for best business class. Here’s what they had to say about their new business cabin and why it “truly is the best”, thanks to Kate from Finance Today for passing along the Forbes interview:

How does the cabin differ to the previous offering? It is a brand new concept. The thing we are very proud of is that while developing this new business class concept, we took into consideration comments from our frequent flyers, which helped to refine the product. Each seat has direct aisle access and has been designed to give passengers a perfect view through the windows. The seat quickly converts into a bed that is one of the longest and widest provided on any commercial airline. A novel feature called the ‘Bed Extension’ deploys automatically as the seat transforms into a bed, increasing its width.

Tell us about the menus and how you construct them? Our customers are used to eating in the best restaurants around the world, so taste, authenticity and freshness of our in-flight meals are essential. The menu planning team at Cathay Pacific create a menu to suit the demographics of the passenger, so a regional dish will be always found on the list of menu options along with our renowned signature Chinese dishes.

And the entertainment in business class? Passengers enjoy a 15.4 inch touch-screen personal TV. Our award-winning StudioCX features a rotating library of 100 movies, 500 TV shows, 888 music CDs, 22 radio channels, and 70 games. The entertainment control panel now includes a multi-port connector that lets you connect your own electronic devices, including the iPod and iPhone, and stream audio and video content to your personal TV display – which you control through your own device. There is also a USB port for charging mobile devices.

Check out the rest of the interview here.

Related – 10 Airlines with the Best Business Class

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