The first Airbus A350-1000 Cathay Pacific was delivered (Photo / Video)
On 19 June 2018, the first Airbus A350-1000 Cathay Pacific was delivered from the Airbus base in Toulouse. Cathay Pacific is the second carrier in the world with this type of aircraft in the fleet.
On June 19, Cathay Pacific became the second carrier in the world with Airbus A350-1000 in the fleet. The air carrier, headquartered in Hong Kong, received the aircraft at an event in Toulouse, France.
This is the first A350-1000 Cathay Pacific in an 20 order of aircraft of this type. It will join the A350 XWB aircraft fleet, which consists of 22 of A350-900 units. Both models are dedicated to long and very long flights.
First Airbus A350-1000 Cathay Pacific
Passengers, who will fly aboard the new A350-1000, will benefit from increased comfort in the cabin, with more legroom. Temperature, humidity and air quality can be controlled. And for a relaxing flight, Cathay Pacific equipped the aircraft with a state-of-the-art entertainment system.
The Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 aircraft is configured in 3 classes and can carry up to 334 passengers: 46 seats at Business Class; 32 of seats at Premium Economy and 256 of seats at Economy. Cathay Pacific will introduce this aircraft on the Hong Kong - Washington DC route from September 2018, representing the longest operating flight in Hong Kong. Its duration will be approximately 17 hours.
The A350-1000 is the largest member of the A350XWB family, of which A350-900 is also a member. Besides having a longer fuselage and can carry a larger number of passengers compared to A350-900, A350-1000 has modified wings, and the main landing gear has 3 axles (6 wheels). Power is provided by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.
With its extra capacity, the A350-1000 model is perfectly suited for the most crowded long-haul routes. To date, 11 customers on 5 continents have ordered a total of 168 of A350-1000 aircraft.