Cathay Pacific Airways was awarded the Longhaul Network Development Award 2018 at the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards. In this category, airlines are rewarded that have started new routes or realized remarkable growth of passengers or freight. Cathay Pacific was awarded the prize due to its non-stop service between Brussels and Hong Kong.
The Brussels Airport Aviation Awards are more or less seen as the Oscars of the Belgian aviation industry, where Brussels Airport rewards its partners in various disciplines that have distinguished themselves in network development and new routes, environment and safety, performance and punctuality.
Cathay Pacific has been operating its four-times-weekly Brussels-Hong Kong service since March 2018 with an Airbus A350-900, connecting the Heart of Europe to the Heart of Asia.
One of the airline's unique features is their Premium Economy Class which, according to travellers, is the perfect way to make the long-distance flight from Brussels to Hong Kong a more pleasant and comfortable experience. The main difference with the Economy Class being, the larger seat with more legroom, the peace of being in a separate cabin and the nice extras. In addition, the Premium Economy Class is a lot more affordable than Business class.