- Commercial carrier has added meditation programme to in-flight entertainment
- Videos demonstrate routines that can be done before, during or after a flight
- Six-part series is part of airline’s new well-being campaign, Life Well Travelled
There is rarely, if ever, room to exercise on a packed plane.
But, despite this, Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has introduced a series of meditation videos aimed at relaxing restless passengers.
The commercial carrier have teamed-up with Asian lifestyle brand, Pure Yoga, for the in-flight initiative, which launched this week as part of the airline’s well-being campaign, Life Well Travelled.
Available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese across all Cathay Pacific routes, the mini-series comprises of six individual episodes.
Thankfully, they are all designed to be performed while seated.
Aimed specifically at travellers, who often endure long periods in restricted conditions, the techniques claim ‘to improve circulation, enhance joint mobility and relax the mind for a comfortable and restful journey’.
Simon Cuthbert, Cathay Pacific’s Entertainment, Platforms and Connectivity Manager, said: ‘We all know that sitting still for a long period of time can be uncomfortable.
‘The need to get up, move and get your blood pumping is important during a flight. Yoga is an innovative way to do this.
Health kick: The techniques claim ‘to improve circulation, enhance joint mobility and relax the mind for a comfortable and restful journey’
‘There are a series of exercises that can easily be done from an economy class seat whilst other moves are suitable for after the flight in your hotel.’
The new feature comes shortly after Cathay Pacific were named one of the world’s safest airlines, earlier this month.