Cathay Pacific extends its Premium Economy Sale and will be opening direct flights to Adelaide, Cairns to Hong Kong, while inbound Melbourne and Brisbane flights will be non-stop as well as flights from Hong Long to Melbourne.

Cathay Pacific Airways extended their Premium Economy Class sale from Oct 2 until Oct 27 2013.

"Our Premium Economy Class has been very well received by our long-haul passengers, with many telling us that it is a genuine upgrade in the travel experience as well as being good value for money. A total of 74 of our long-haul aircraft are now fitted with Premium Economy and, as a third of their flying time is on regional routes, it makes great sense to make Premium Economy available on regional flights, offering more premium choice to our passengers," Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management James Tong said through an official statement.

The Premium Economy product will be available on regional flights to and from Bangkok, Beijing, Cebu, Colombo, Denpasar/Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nagoya, Osaka, Penang, Sapporo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Surabaya, Taipei and Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), as well as tag flights linked to a second destination such as Bangkok to Delhi and Taipei to Fukuoka.

Premium Economy Class is available through the airlines long-haul and medium-haul routes to and from Europe, North America, Australia, the Middle East and India.

Through the Premium Economy Class, passengers are allotted increased baggage allowance of 25kg, access to dedicated check-in counters, priority boarding and 110 per cent Asia Miles accrual.

Cathay Pacific was also happy to inform costumers that the airlines will be opening direct flights between Adelaide and Cairns and Hong Kong in 2014. Furthermore, all inbound flights for Melbourne and Brisbane will be on a non-stop status.

These new schedule will take effect on March 30, 2014. There will no longer be Adelaide-Hong Kong flights routed via Melbourne, or Cairns-Hong Long flights via Brisbane. Instead, flights between Adelaide and Hong Kong will only be available to four direct flights per week.

"While the timing of the flights is subject to confirmation, Cathay Pacific intends to improve connection times and increase the number of short same day connections including to China from Adelaide", Cathay Pacific stated through their release.

There will also be flights directed to and from mainland China as well as across Asia, Eurpoe and the Indian subcontinent and an additional four flights from Brisbane stopping in Cairns.