Founded on 24 September 1946, Cathay Pacific is the de facto international flag carrier of Hong Kong. The airline has its head office and main hub situated at Hong Kong International airport. But, its actual registered office is on the 33rd floor of One Pacific Place. The Cathay Pacific operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 42 countries across the world with codeshares and joint ventures. The airline holds a fleet size of 140 (with cargo) including wide body aircrafts, which consists of consisting of Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 equipment.
Cathay Pacific also operates fifth freedom flights from Bangkok and Taipei, its focus cities. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Dragonair, operates to 44 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region from its Hong Kong base. Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, with its subsidiary, Dragonair, as an affiliate member. Cathay Pacific offers two types of frequent-flyer programs called “Asia Miles” and “The Marco Polo Club”, which offer special benefits and privileges to passengers holding membership.
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Cathay Pacific operates flights to 168 destinations in 42 countries and territories on five continents, with a well-developed Asian network. It serves a number of gateway cities in North America and Europe with easy connections with its Oneworld and codeshare partners, American Airlines and British Airways via Los Angeles and London, respectively. Some of the popular countries to which Cathay Pacific offer its services are, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia. Canada, Chile, China (Mainland), Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
With Cathay Pacific, the baggage policy depends on the basis of Travel Classes including, First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. For all classes, each passenger (except an infant) can bring a free baggage allowance of one cabin bag not exceeding 56 x 36 x 23 cm in size. These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. The cabin baggage for first class-15 Kg, for Business class- 10 Kg, for Premium Economy Class & Economy Class- 7 Kg. The check-in free baggage allowance that varies depending on your Routs, class and member tier. However, the passenger can take extra bags with you by paying some extra charge. The weight system for all locations (EXCEPT the Americas, point-to-point flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand and point to point flights between Hong Kong and Qatar) is 40 Kg for First class, 30 Kg for Business Class, 25 Kg for Premium Economy and 23 Kg for Economy class and 10 Kg for First/Business/Premium Economy/Economy class. Weight System – for point-to-point flights between Hong Kong and Qatar- 50 Kg for First class, 40 Kg for Business class, 35 Kg for Premium Economy class and 10 Kg + car seat + stroller is allowed. Piece System – for Central, North and South Americas- 32 Kg for First class / Business Class, 25 Kg for Premium Economy for 25 Kg and 23 Kg for Economy class is allowed in 2 pieces, while for infants the same weight is allowed in 1 piece. Piece System – for point-to-point flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand- Adults / Children maximum weight per bag should be 23 Kg with 3 pieces in Business Class, 2 pieces in Premium Economy class and 1 piece for Economy class. Baggage policies are subject to change and for further details, the passengers may log airline’s official website.
Cathay Pacific offers complete range of facilities and services to its on-board passengers. The in-flight meals including a range of Signature Chinese dishes (noodle soup, sandwiches, cookies and apples), according to the classes of seat along with selected wines and ice-cream for dessert. Apart from the sumptuous meals, the Cathay Pacific airline offers a great opportunity of entertainment for all kind of travelers. Each seat is befitted with television on which you can watch your favorite movies and play CDs on CD Players. Listen to Radio, play games and read exclusive CX magazines like, Discovery, Studio- First and Business Class entertainment guide, Discover the Shop etc. In addition to that, it carries over 140 different newspaper titles from around the world and over 180 different weekly and monthly magazines. Enjoy duty free shopping of fragrances, cosmetics, skincare products, jewelry, collectibles, toys and fun products from Shop magazine and CXcitement shop (online catalogue) on-board.
Cathay Pacific offers three types of check-in facilities including Online check-in, Mobile check-in and Kiosk check-in at the airport. Online check-in for Cathay Pacific flights, Dragonair flights and any onward flights on partner carriers is open 48 hours to 90 minutes before the flight departure time. In order to use mobile check-in, visit airline's mobile website on your mobile browser, select check-in option, entering requisite details and send your mobile boarding pass by clicking on the "Send Boarding Pass" to your mobile device. Another easier option is self Check-in Kiosk with your confirmed flight booking. The Kiosk check-in can be done within 48 hours of departure of flight.