Pacific Group has appointed Mr. Mark Sutch as the new Regional
General Manager for the region of South
Asia, Middle East & Africa with effect from 1 August, 2017. Cathay Pacific Group also takes delight in announcing capacity increase
with the introduction of Boeing 777 aircraft’s
on the Mumbai – Hong Kong route, bringing back the Premium Economy cabin with
it. The Boeing 777 aircraft will be launched on CX660 flight from Mumbai to
Hong Kong and CX663 flight from Hong Kong to Mumbai. This change will mark a
21% increase in passenger capacity and 67% increase in cargo capacity out of
Mumbai on Cathay Pacific flights.
It will have 40 Business, 32 Premium Economy and 268 Economy seats.
Premium economy seats also come equipped with a range of extra features like
extra leg room, faster check-in procedures and excess baggage to name a few.
Customers can book their seat in the Premium Economy cabin now for flights departing
29 October, 2017 onwards.
The airline has launched a special introductory price for Premium Economy seats
between Mumbai- Hong Kong starting at Rs.42,500/-
only. Passengers can visit the Cathay
Pacific website for further details.
Mr. Mark Sutch said, “We see potential in
the Indian aviation sector. To be the third largest aviation market by 2026 is
a tremendous goal, and it is testament to the potential that the market
beholds. Likewise, at Cathay Pacific we see significant opportunities in the growing
Indian economy. Hence, we are delighted to announce a capacity increase out of
Mumbai. At Cathay Pacific we are constantly striving to provide our customers
with an enriched flying experience. Bringing back the Premium Economy is in
alignment with our brand philosophy and enables us to create a Life Well
Travelled experience for our passengers.”
Mr. Mark Sutch, a permanent resident of Hong
Kong and also a citizen of United
Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland,
has been a dedicated employee with Cathay Pacific Airways for the past two
decades. Previously the General Manager
Cargo Sales & Marketing for Cathay Pacific, Mark was responsible for
commercial aspects of their global cargo business. Cargo revenue management,
customer solutions, partnerships and all marketing and sales activities fell
under his area of responsibility. Previous roles held with Cathay Pacific
include the positions of Country Manager
in France, Philippines and Sri Lanka
as well an operational role within the Flight
Operations Department. Mr. Mark
would be replacing Mr. Charlie
Stewart-Cox previous Regional
General Manager, SAMEA.