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Cathay Pacific About Cathay Pacific

The airline Cathay Pacific, founded in 1946, is based in Hong Kong, where the home airport and hub are located. The first flight connection was between Hong Kong and Hanghai, followed by Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Sydney.

In the 1960s, Cathay Pacific experienced rapid growth: it bought its main competitor, the company Hong Kong Airways, in 1959, carried its millionth passenger in 1964, and opened its first international connection by serving Japan.In the 1970s, with the arrival of the very first Boeing 747s, the company expanded its flights to Europe and North America. In 1980, Cathay Pacific Airways had one of the most modern fleets on the market.In 1999, the company’s new headquarters: “Cathay Pacific City” was completed at Hong Kong Airport.

When Asia suffered from SARS lung disease in 2003 and Cathay Pacific suffered a drop in revenue due to the slump in passenger numbers, it was able to recover from the crisis like other affected airlines, even though Cathay Pacific received no government support. In 2006, she bought the Dragonair company. In 2011, it operated international flights on five continents from its hub at Hong Kong International Airport and, since 2014, launched new destinations such as Mexico, Manchester, Düsseldorf or Madrid in 2016.

In June 2020, the fleet was 152 aircraft, made up of Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The 203 destinations (including code sharing) served in 51 countries. Cathay Pacific is a member of the Oneworld Alliance, where well-known airlines such as British Airways are also represented. Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer programs are Asia Miles and The Marco Polo Club.

Air Hong Kong (Cargo), Cathay Dragon, HK Express are other airlines owned by the company.

Cathay Pacific Hub Airports

Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport (HKG / VHHH)

Cathay Pacific Classes of Service

Flight classes are divided into four as Economy Class, Premium Economy Class, Business Class and First Class.

Economy Class

Bookers benefit from the friendly service on board, ergonomic seats with adjustable headrests and two storage spaces for books, phones, pens and glasses. You can take up to 30 kg of checked baggage.

Premium Economy Class

Passengers can look forward to comfortable check-in, boarding priority, welcome drink on long-haul flights, legroom, footrests and seats that can be moved back a long way. The checked baggage can weigh up to 35 kg.

Business Class

Benefits from increased seating comfort, access to the premium lounge and an exclusive choice of food and drinks. Passengers can check in up to 40 kg of luggage. The seats in Business Class can be converted into beds for long-haul flights and those passengers who simply want to have their rest can push their seats back so that they disappear behind a partition.

First Class

Passengers have the option of using a Fast Track Pass at the world’s most important airports and can therefore get through security checks more quickly. The checked baggage may not exceed 50 kg.

Cathay Pacific fly to 31 countries worldwide. The main destinations are; Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Astana Cathay Dragon  MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Air Canada Comair Philippine Airlines
Air China Fiji Airways Qantas
Air New Zealand Finnair Qatar Airways
Alaska Airlines Hong Kong Express S7 Airlines
American Airlines Iberia Shenzhen Airlines
Austrian Airlines Japan Airlines Swiss International Air Lines
Bangkok Airways LATAM Airlines Group Vietnam Airlines
British Airways Lufthansa WestJet
Brussels Airlines Malaysia Airlines

Important Milestones

In 2003 and 2005, it was named “airline of the year” by the Skytrax organization.

Cathay Pacific Check-in

Cathay Pacific offers its passengers the following check-in options: at the counter, at the machine, online and on the go.

Online Check-in

Cathay Pacific enables online check-in 48 hours to 90 minutes before the start of the trip. An optimized website is available at for mobile check-in via smartphone. This allows travelers to check in two days to 90 minutes before the start. In addition, passengers can also use the in-town check-in in Hong Kong and Kowloon.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

In order to avoid long waiting times at the airport, the airline offers self-check-in at the machine. However, this service is only possible at selected airports from 48 hours to 50 minutes before departure.

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Passengers – with the exception of babies – may take one piece of hand luggage on board that does not exceed 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters. The permitted total weight is 15 kg in First Class, 10 kg in Business Class (exception: flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand – 7 kg) and 7 kg in (Premium) Economy Class. A small handbag or wallet, a laptop bag or a small backpack can be carried as additional baggage allowance. Sharp objects of any kind belong in the checked-in luggage.

Checked baggage

In general, there is no limit to the number of pieces of luggage. However, the weight is limited as follows:

  • First Class: 40 kg
  • Business Class: 30 kg
  • Premium Economy Class: 25 kg
  • Economy Class 20 kg.

Marco Polo Club members can check in additional baggage with Diamond Status 20, Gold Status 15 and Silver Status 10 kilograms. Small children may only carry ten kilograms of luggage.

Flights From/To America

For flights from / to America, each passenger can take two pieces of luggage with them. The weight is limited to a maximum of 32 kg in First and Business Class, 25 in Premium Economy and 23 kg in Economy. Small children may only carry one piece of luggage, which must not exceed the maximum external dimensions of 115 centimeters. Members of the Marco Polo Club are allowed to carry three pieces of luggage. The maximum external dimensions per piece of luggage must not exceed 158 centimeters.

Flights From/To New Zealand

For direct flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand, the regulations are as follows: Each piece of luggage has a maximum weight of 23 kilograms and the total size per piece must not be larger than 158 centimeters. You can take three pieces of luggage in Business Class, two in Premium Economy and one in Economy Class. Marco Polo Club members can carry three pieces of luggage in Business and Premium Economy Class and two pieces in Economy Class. Small children may only carry one piece at a time. Excess baggage will incur additional costs.

Other luggage

If the weight of the sports equipment is within the free baggage allowance, it is included in the checked-in baggage. On flights with Cathay Pacific, travelers receive an additional 10 kg of free baggage for sports equipment such as bicycles, golf or ski equipment, surfing and diving equipment, as well as fishing and hiking baggage. It should be noted, however, that only one type of sports equipment may be registered as additional baggage allowance per passenger. Musical instruments must be transported in a hard shell. Smaller instruments, such as violins or flutes, with a maximum size of 78 x 25 x 15 centimeters and a weight of up to 7 kg (including the hard shell) can be brought on board, provided that they can be stowed in the luggage rack. If not, they need to be checked in, just like larger musical instruments. An extra seat can also be booked, but this must be requested and confirmed from the airline.

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Cathay Pacific Seat Selection

Cathay Pacific passengers can reserve a seat as part of online, mobile and self-check-in. Passengers who want a comfort seat with more legroom can book it for a surcharge in a local travel agency or when checking in at the airport counter. While XL seats are available on long-haul flights for around EUR 79, passengers on short-haul flights pay around EUR 20. The allocation of the comfort seats depends on the availability. If you need an additional seat, you can also book it in a travel agency.

Cathay Pacific Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Asia Miles, The Marco Polo Club Frequent Flyer Program

With the frequent flyer program Asia Miles, airline miles can be collected and redeemed during restaurant visits, when entering into contracts in the financial sector or with telecommunications providers. After paying $ 100, Cathay Pacific customers become members of the Marco Polo Club. The club benefits apply to participating rental car companies and hotels, as well as to flights with the subsidiary Cathay Dragon and with other oneworld alliance airlines. The status levels are Green, Silver, Gold and Diamond.

Cathay Pacific Food & Beverage

Cathay Pacific is known for high quality onboard meals. Asian and international dishes are served to passengers. Meals and drinks at Cathay Pacific are included in the flight price. You can specify your wishes before the flight (at least 24 hours before departure), so that special requests such as vegetarian food, religiously specific features or dietary requirements are taken into account and the meals that are suitable for you can be put together.

The airline distinguishes four classes:

Economy class

On long-haul flights, you receive a high-quality breakfast consisting of a starter, main course and dessert. Perhaps unusual for some Europeans, breakfast consists of a warm meal. You will also receive freshly brewed coffee or tea. Dinner is also a three-course menu. You can choose between three different main dishes.

Premium Economy Class

Here, too, you have three-course menus and a high-quality breakfast consisting of fruit, yoghurt, pastries, several warm main dishes and tea or coffee.

Business Class

In Business Class, the food is served on white tablecloths. Award-winning wines round off the taste experience. The main courses are expanded by a course – a cheese plate.

First Class

In the highest class of the airline, you can order the entire flight à la carte. They have a wide selection of regional, Chinese and international dishes. The crew will explain the menu to you and will be happy to fulfill your wishes.Breakfast consists of various types of fruit, muesli, juices, smoothies, cereals, organic eggs and excellent coffee or tea. All meals are served on high quality dishes.

Cathay Pacific Inflight Entertainment

Economy Class

Enjoy your 9″ widescreen TV with StudioCX – featuring a rotating library of 100 movies, 350 TV shows, 888 music CDs, 22 radio channels, and entertainment programmes in nine languages.

Premium Economy Class

For entertainment, there are hundreds of selections on your StudioCX inflight entertainment system. Plus, you can use the multi-port connector to stream movies and music from your iPod, iPhone or iPad* to your 10.6-inch touch-screen Personal TV – and a noise-cancelling headset will enhance your enjoyment.

Business Class

Access all your in-flight essentials with convenient stowage. When it’s time to sleep, simply press a button to turn your seat into a perfectly flat bed for a wonderful night’s rest. First things first – let’s talk about beds. After all, it’s when you lie down that you want all the room you can get, to stretch out, turn over, maybe even curl up a bit, like you do at home. Which means you’ll want a perfectly flat bed with lots of legroom. And that’s exactly what you get in the new Business Class – all at the touch of a button.

First Class

The new First Class features a wonderfully big bed – 81 inches long – that will remind you of sleeping at home. A press of a button will transform it into one of the most comfortable seats in the sky, with massage function, extend-able side seat, drop-down armrest, and all the adjustments you could want for a pleasant journey.


Paid internet service is available on all Airbus A350 aircraft. Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 planes are gradually equipped with internet. Internet fee 12.95 USD for flights less than 6 hours. $ 19.95 for flights over 6 hours. 1 hour of continuous use on all flights is 9.95 USD.

Cathay Pacific Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Cathay Pacific.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Cathay Pacific Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Cathay Pacific lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Cathay Pacific
IATA ICAO Callsign

Country:Hong Kong
Owner: Swire
Frequent Flyer Program: Asia Miles, The Marco Polo Club
Company slogan: Life Well Travelled

Number of Aircraft: 152
Destinations:  77
Average Age of Aircraft: 9
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A330-300, Airbus A350-900, Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300

Head Office: Cathay Pacific City, 8 Scenic Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: +852 2747 3333
Fax Number: +852 2362 7407

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