Cathay Pacific is the flag carrier airline of Hong Kong operating flights to five continents. Founded in 1946 the airline is based at Hong Kong International airport with headquarters on Chek Lap Kok Island.
Cathay Pacific serves 114 destinations in 36 countries transporting an estimated 25 million passengers per year. The airline’s focus cities include Bangkok and Taipei reaching areas in Europe and North America.
Cathay Pacific passengers can benefit from the airline’s extensive codeshare partners providing easy connections throughout the UK, France and the United States.
As a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, Cathay Pacific is an established airline and a popular choice for travel within China. Winner of various accolades from the aviation body Skytrax including Airline of the Year and a five star recommendation, Cathay Pacific will continue to provide flights through its Asian network and beyond.
All Cathay Pacific passengers are advised to arrive at the check-in desk at least three hours before departure. Check-in closes one hour prior to scheduled departure time and the gate closes 20 minutes before take-off.
Economy passengers are permitted 20kg of checked in luggage and one item of hand luggage up to 7kg in weight. Business Class travellers can check in up to 30kg with hand luggage weighing up to 10kg. Two bags totalling 40kg are permitted for First Class passengers including cabin baggage weighing 15kg.
Cathay Pacific offers a seat pitch of 32 inches as standard. Business Class passengers benefit from 45 inches and First Class ticket holders can recline to a total of 81 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
The Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles are two loyalty programmes offered by Cathay Pacific. Asia Miles has over 3 million members and The Marco Polo Club offers great travel rewards through its partnership with Oneworld alliance.
Cathay Pacific was founded in 1946 by Roy C. Farrell and Sydney H. de Kantzow. Their approach to naming the airline came from a mission to fly across the Pacific Ocean. The word Cathay is an ancient name given to China. The airline was soon breaking records most notably making the world’s first non-stop transpolar flight over the North Pole.