Cathay Pacific teases new business class seat for its Boeing 777-300ERs

Cathay Pacific will introduce a new Business Class suite, called the Aria
Blake Cracknell /

Cathay Pacific has teased a new Business Class seat that will be used on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. 

The new Business Class suite will be called Aria, allowing passengers to “savour the quiet luxury” on the airline’s redesigned Boeing 777-300ER cabins. The new suites will be available starting Q2 2024, with Cathay Pacific disclosing no further details about the new Business Class seat. 

Cathay Pacific shared a teaser video on its social media accounts: 

Currently, the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)-based airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are equipped with the Safran Cirrus seat. According to Orson Associates, the design consultancy firm that worked on the seats, these were introduced in 2010, and are still being used by 17 airlines, including American Airlines and Air France, as well as Cathay Pacific. 

“The Cirrus was the first business class seat platform in which passengers sat at an angle to the direction of flight. This allowed every passenger direct aisle access and a fully flat bed,” read Orson Associate’s description of the seat. 

Cathay Pacific has three different cabin configurations on its Boeing 777 aircraft, including the -300ER and -300s. One fits 368 passengers, with 40 seats in Business (with a flatbed), 32 in Premium Economy, and 296 in Economy Class. Without the Premium Economy Class, the airline’s 777-300ERs seat 438 passengers: 42 in Business and 396 in Economy Class. 

Lastly, the most lavish cabin configuration has six First, 53 Business, 34 Premium Economy and 201 Economy Class seats, totaling 294 passengers. 

According to data, the airline has 39 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft (12 of which are inactive), in addition to 17 Boeing 777-300s (eight inactive). Out of the 39 -300ERs, 21 have six First and 53 Business Class seats, while the remaining 18 are more densely configured. 

Related Posts


Stay updated on aviation and aerospace - subscribe to our newsletter!