Cathay’s growing A350 network heads Downunder

first_imgImage: Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific will add Melbourne to its growing Airbus A350 network when it brings its newest aircraft type Downunder from February 1.The use of the A350-900, outfitted with enhanced cabin product as well as wireless internet access, is part of a push by Cathay to increase capacity to Australia’s second biggest city by 15.7 per cent.The airline has been flying the new aircraft in South-East Asia and recently began services to London’s Gatwick Airport and Dusseldorf, in Germany. Other destinations already announced include Auckland, Vancouver, Paris and Rome. The new plane will operate one of Cathay’s three daily flights to Melbourne and will be joined on March 1 by the airline’s popular Boeing 777-300ER on a second daily flight. The bigger B777, which will operate as the daily CX178 flight, boosts the availability of premium seating with 40 seats in business and 32 in premium economy.The two aircraft replace smaller Airbus A330s and bring the number of weekly seats into and out of Melbourne to 12,914.The A350 will be deployed on the daily CX104 flight, which currently departs Melbourne at 1420 and arrives into Hong Kong at 2150, as well as return  CX105 flight. New features on the aircraft include new premium economy seats, high resolution touch video screens, better economy seats and well-designed enhancements to business class.htttp://www.airlineratings.com/news/788/cathay-pacifics-new-a350-a-winner-for-passengers-Like its composite competitor, the Boeing 787, the A350 has higher cabin pressure and greater humidity to make passengers feel fresher after long flights.Cathay Pacific general manager Southwest Pacific Nelson Chin said Cathay had grown its Melbourne operation to 21 flights a week over the 40 years it had been operating to the city. “It is really exciting to be introducing the Airbus A350 into Melbourne,’’ Chin said in a statement. “I know people are going to love the quieter, more comfortable inflight experience with larger windows, new seats and a spacious aesthetically-pleasing cabin with LED mood lighting. The introduction of the Boeing 777-300ER onto CX178, which departs daily at 2330, not only adds more business, premium economy and economy class seats, but it also provides better payload which will help facilitate cargo uplift.’’Cathay currently operates 74 passenger flights a week between Hong Kong and Australia, with over 23 years of continuous services to all six major Australian cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, and Perth.last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 20, 2011

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Keep Geocaching Spoiler-Free It is hard to say exactly what makes geocaching so addictive. Is it the fresh air? The exercise? The amazing places this activity has taken you? It’s most likely all of the above and more. We’re willing to bet that one of the many reasons you love geocaching is that each geocache you find feels like a small victory; you had to meet and overcome a challenge in order to find that cache.The challenge for you might be in solving a puzzle to determine the coordinates for a Mystery/Puzzle Cache, surviving the journey to the cache location, discovering the cache, and/or figuring out how to retrieve the logbook from a tricky cache container. Cache owners spend a lot of time and energy designing these experiences. You can help preserve them for others by keeping information that might spoil such moments private. This could include videos of a cache find or the answers to Question and Answer stages of a Multi-Cache.If you would like to contact a cache owner to request permission to post spoilers publicly, you can email them through Geocaching.com. Thank you for helping to ensure that the experience at each cache you’ve found remains just as it was for you!center_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Etiquette 201: Finding and LoggingJune 14, 2019In “Community”From flying planes to finding caches — Interview with cache owner CliptwingsJuly 12, 2019In “Interview”Top Tips for Puzzle CachesAugust 12, 2014In “Learn”last_img read more

Rafael Nadal into French Open last 16 on 10th anniversary of Soderling shock

first_imgNadal maintained his record of never having lost in the first week in Paris, although he withdrew injured before the third round in 2016.He powered 38 winners past Goffin on Court Philippe Chatrier to set up a last-16 clash with either Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero or home hope Corentin Moutet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“David is a very good player. I started the match at a good level,” said Nadal. “After, in the third set, he played very well. I’m very happy to reach the last 16.”Goffin looked totally outclassed in the first two sets, but claimed his first-ever set against Nadal on clay, and the first the Spaniard had dropped at Roland Garros since last year’s quarter-final win against Diego Schwartzman. LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Belgium’s David Goffin in four sets, 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)Reigning champion Rafael Nadal survived a blip to continue his bid for a record-extending 12th French Open title on Friday with a four-set third-round win over David Goffin, ten years to the day since his shock 2009 exit to Robin Soderling.The 17-time Grand Slam winner bounced back after an excellent third set from Belgian 27th seed Goffin to win 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and take his incredible Roland Garros win-loss record to 89-2 — those two defeats coming against Soderling in the last 16 a decade ago and against Novak Djokovic in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too But Nadal refocused and clinched victory in the fourth set when Goffin fired a backhand wide after a single break of serve in game four.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Kevin Durant still out for Game 2 of NBA Finalslast_img read more