Cathay Pacific restores first class service to New York

A Cathay Pacific passenger in First class.
Photo Credit: Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific has announced that it will recommence First class service from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on March 31, 2024.

This marks a highpoint in Cathay Pacific’s continued commitment to the North American market, offering a superior long-haul flight experience connecting the two global financial powerhouses.

New York First Class with Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific invites discerning travelers to indulge in the epitome of luxury aboard its signature long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER.

Onboard flight CX831 and its return counterpart, CX830, passengers will be treated to a distinctive First class experience meticulously designed to redefine luxury in the skies.

First class customers will enjoy the exclusivity of spacious and comfortable private suites.

The Boeing 777-300ER boasts some of the widest fully flat beds in the sky, complete with sustainably-sourced luxury bedding, a selection of plush pillows, and a calming aromatherapy pillow mist.


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The turndown service, complemented by a cotton sleep suit, an eye mask, and slippers, ensures a sensory experience like no other.

Cuisine at 35,000 Feet

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey as Cathay Pacific’s First class dining service takes center stage.

Recently revamped menus showcase a fusion of signature inflight favorites, traditional Hong Kong specialties, and international delights crafted from the finest ingredients sourced sustainably and ethically.

Cathay Pacific has also forged culinary partnerships with renowned Hong Kong restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Duddell’s, to elevate the inflight dining experience.

Passenger Comfort in the Sky

Partnering with leading organic brand Bamford, Cathay Pacific brings exquisite bedding and wellness amenities on board.

From natural skincare products to sleep amenity kits, passengers can indulge in a holistic travel experience that prioritizes well-being.

Exclusive Lounge Access

The Wing, First and The Pier, First

First class passengers gain access to Cathay Pacific’s world-renowned lounges at Hong Kong International Airport, including The Wing, First, and The Pier, First.

The recent exclusive dining collaboration with Rosewood Hong Kong adds an extra layer of sophistication to the already refined ambiance of these lounges.

As Rosewood Hong Kong claims the title of the best hotel in Asia, this partnership seamlessly aligns with Cathay Pacific’s dedication to providing top-tier hospitality and delectable food in their lounges.

Cathay Pacific Senior Vice President, Americas, Chris van den Hooven, expresses pride in announcing the return of the highly anticipated First class experience to New York.

“We are very proud to announce the highly anticipated return of our First class experience to New York”

“We look forward to welcoming First class customers back on board for a bespoke journey distinguished by Cathay Pacific’s signature service, new and inspired flavors, and refined luxury amenities.” 

Flight Details

For those eager to embark on this exclusive journey, flight CX831 departs JFK at 2:55 pm, arriving in Hong Kong the following day at 6:55 pm.

The return flight, CX830, takes off from Hong Kong at 9:05 am, reaching New York at 1:15 pm on the same day.

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