Brisbane travellers will soon be able to experience the comfort of flying in an Airbus A350-900 to and from Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. The flagship aircraft will slot into the daily CX156 & CX157 service loop, starting March 2017.

Cathay has also released sale fares for the launch of the A350! You can fly from $756 in economy return Hong Kong, with plenty more destinations on sale until the 21st of December. Travel period is between April and June, with T&C’s that apply. Visit Cathay Site

Cathay A350 Brisbane

About the A350

The Airbus will seat 280 passengers across 3 classes: Business, Premium Economy and Economy. If you’re travelling business you will enjoy the latest cabin restyle, with some great improvements focusing on comfort and convenience to work and rest in the air.


The 28 Premium Economy seats onboard are also packed with features for. These include a fully integrated leg rest, an ergonomically designed seat, dedicated tablet holders, in-seat power outlets and USB ports.


But the best feature onboard this new aircraft would have to be the in-flight wifi connection that everyone can enjoy. For $17-ish Australian dollars you can get a six-hour pass that will last you almost the entire 8-hour journey.

Other notable features of the A350 include

  • More space and comfort including panoramic windows
  • LED mood lighting and huge overhead lockers
  • Greater cabin humidity so passengers (feel better)
  • Lower cabin pressure and lower noise levels for the best sleeping experience
  • latest high-definition touchscreen personal TVs and a greater selection of content + live TV
  • Did we mention wifi!?

If you want to read a good full review of Cathay Business and First Class head over to our friends at Points From The Pacific

More reward space?

With more premium seats than it’s predecessor (the A330), it’s good news for anyone wanting to fly with points. While Cathay can be known to release reward seats closer to departure, we jumped onto Qantas and did a quick search for March. Within a minute found a few Business and Premium Eco reward seats opening up in 16 out of the 31 days in March. Not bad for a very early search!


It will cost 56,000 Qantas points to fly from BNE to Hong Kong, or 65,000 in Business class. If you’ve got some points saved up then this will be a great opportunity to try one of the world’s most advanced aircraft fleet and also Cathay’s newest refresh of Business Class. If you’re not a Qantas flyer, then you can always redeem through other reward programs such as Asia Miles, or other airlines via Amex points etc. For help on this see our friends at