One of the industry's top rated airlines, Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific flies to virtually every part of the world, offering Australians and New Zealanders direct flights from Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Auckland.
Cathay Pacific flies direct from Hong Kong to over 170 cities around the world. With its extensive Australia service, top award ratings, and Oneworld Alliance connections with Qantas, the airline continues to be a popular choice with Australian travellers.
Operating from a terminal with equally impressive credentials, Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport has allowed Cathay Pacific to grow and expand over the past decade. Opened in 1998 with much fanfare, the airport's modern technology and spacious facilities make for a hassle free connection when travelling beyond Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific's frequent flyer program is known as the Marco Polo Club. Members of the program can collect frequent flyer points when flying Cathay Pacific or other Oneworld or partner airlines. Membership tiers include Green, Silver, Gold and Diamond, with each offering a range of flyer benefits such as priority check-in, advanced seat assignments and increased baggage allowances.
- Airbus A330-300
- Airbus A340-300
- Boeing 747-400
- Boeing 777-200/300/300ER
Cathay Pacific is continually upgrading its fleet and currently has on order a large number of A350s and Boeing 777-9X aircraft. These highly efficient planes will soon replace the A340s and older 777s. The entire 747 fleet is expected to be retired in 2016.
When flying with Cathay Pacific, you can check-in online via the web or on a smart phone. The online service is available starting 48 hours before departure and closes 90 minutes prior. Seat selection may be made at time of check-in and boarding passes can be printed or saved electronically. For airport check-in, Cathay Pacific recommends all guests be checked in a minimum of 90 minutes prior to departure. A passport and in some cases a travel visa will be required at the airport.
Cathay Pacific began offering the increasingly popular Premium Economy product in 2015 on a collection of its medium and long haul flights. This dedicated cabin offers passengers a greater level of comfort on long flights with its greatly enhanced leg room, a wider seat with more recline, a larger tray table plus small cocktail table, and on longer flights, an amenity kit with luxury beauty products and travel essentials.
Premium Economy guests enjoy both greater choice and larger portions when it comes to the food and beverage service. Meal trays are enhanced with real dish and glassware while the wine and spirits menu is also more extensive.
Noise cancelling headsets and a larger, 10.6 inch touch screen TV are the first noticeable differences when compared to standard Economy class. With hours of on-demand entertainment to choose from, both features provide a more enjoyable listening and viewing experience.
Another Premium benefit is the increased baggage allowance. For destinations where the weight system is used (mostly outside the Americas) the free allowance is increased from 20kg in Economy to 25kg in Premium Economy. For North America and other destinations where the piece system is used, the allowance increases from two 23kg bags in Economy, to two 25kg bags in Premium.
Currently offered on the Boeing 777-300ER and A330s, the 1 x 2 x 1 configuration provides an exceptional level of comfort and privacy. The two centre seats offer privacy when traveling alone or accessibility when traveling with a companion. Enclosed within a privacy shell, seats can recline to a fully flat position for sleeping. Enclosed storage areas are also incorporated into the seating area for items such as reading materials, phone or tablet, glasses and a water bottle.
Business Class dining is of restaurant style quality. Cathay features freshly prepared meals with regional noodle soups, Chinese and western mains, rice that's cooked in onboard rice cookers and to top it off, espresso, latte and cappuccino coffees.
In addition to the music, games and radio channels, Cathay's on-demand entertainment system features over 100 movies and 500 TV shows. Noise cancelling headsets and a 15.4 inch wide screen as well as USB and power points can also be found at each Business Class seat.
To destinations using the weight system, the free baggage allowance is 30kg per guest. When travelling to the U.S. or Canada, the piece system is used where the free allowance is 2 bags, each weighing no more than 32kg.
The ultimate in comfort, the suite style seating provides a fully flat bed with thick mattress and plush bedding. Guests can control the level of privacy they prefer due to the shell like enclosure of each seat. Concealed storage areas, reading and ambient lighting and soft neutral tones all add a level of sophistication to the seating area.
Cathay Pacific is known for its quality inflight dining. Aircraft galleys are equipped with rice cookers, toasters, coffee machines and steam ovens for the perfect made-to-order meal. Cathay's cabin crews are highly trained in the preparation and presentation of meals and beverages, providing one of the most highly regarded services in the sky.
There's never a chance for boredom to set in when flying Cathay Pacific First Class. A wide screen TV, noise cancelling headsets and hundreds of on-demand movies, TV shows and music CDs bring hours of inflight entertainment.
To destinations using the weight system, the free baggage allowance is 40kg per guest. When travelling to the U.S. or Canada, the piece system is used. The free allowance to these destination is 2 bags, each weighing no more than 32kg.
Club Lounges & Alliances
Cathay Pacific has a Business Class lounge, First Class lounge and premier flagship lounge called The Wing located at Hong Kong International Airport. The lounges feature showers, luxury baths, IT work stations and self-serve buffet and à la carte meals. First and Business passengers and select Marco Polo Club and Oneworld members can also enjoy The Cabin, the airline’s most recent lounge addition. Top tier Marco Polo members also have access to worldwide lounges operated by other Oneworld airlines.
Cathay Pacific is one of 15 Oneworld alliance members. In addition to Qantas, other alliance airlines include:
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Japan Airlines