Cathay Pacific is the international flagship carrier of Hong Kong, with its headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. Founded in September 1946, by Australian Sydney H de Kantzow and American Roy C Farrell, the airline began with the vision of being the world’s best airline. Cathay Pacific provides high quality services to customers and has managed to get several prestigious awards through the years. At the 2014 Business Traveler China Awards, it was recognized as the Best Asian Airline serving China, while at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014, it bagged the award for the Best North Asian Airline. At the Airline Excellence Awards in 2014, the airline received the much sought after Best Business Class Award.
This airline boasts close to 146 wide-body aircraft that are among the youngest in the world. As of August 2014, the average age of the fleet was calculated at 8.5 years. The organization is planning to add 85 fuel efficient, ultra modern aircraft by 2024. Their current fleet comprises of Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-8 Freighter, Boeing 747-400ERF, Boeing 747-400BCF and Boeing 747-400 Freighter.
Serving close to 160 destinations in more than 35 countries, Cathay Pacific operates flights to North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. In Australia, it connects Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, among others, while its list of destinations in China includes Changsha, Haikou, Beijing and several other destinations. In North America, it flies to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Boston, etc. Across Europe, Cathay Pacific caters to passengers travelling to Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Russia and more. In India, it covers all the metropolitan cities, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.
In flight facilities
Along with additional help for passengers with children, disabled passengers, pregnant ladies and elderly people, passengers can also enjoy in-flight entertainment, such as movies, music, television series, games and more. Passengers are served high quality, wholesome meals and have the benefit of indulging in duty free shopping of jewelry, skincare products, cosmetics, electronic gadgets and a lot more. Business and first class travelers, apart from getting the best wine and dine services and a dynamic entertainment experience, are treated to outstanding craftsmanship and uncompromising quality in their cabins.
Online booking and baggage
Apart from getting flight tickets via online booking, you can also opt for web check-in up to an hour before the flight departs. You are allowed one carry on bag per person that should weigh less than 7 kgs for economy, 10 kgs for business and 15 kgs for first class. Your checked baggage allowance includes items less than 20 kgs for economy, 25 kgs for premium economy, 30 kgs for business and 40 kgs for first class. In case the weight exceeds the prescribed measure, you will be liable to pay extra.