Operational since September 24, 1946, Cathay Pacific Airways was the joint endeavor of Roy C Farrell, an American, and Sydney H de Kantzow, an Australian. In its initial stages, Cathay Pacific Airlines operated scheduled passenger flights to destinations like Bangkok, Manila, Shanghai and Singapore. However, the business of the airlines witnessed a huge expansion in the following years and in recent times Cathay Pacific operates flights to more than 111 destinations throughout the world.
Hong Kong International Airport serves as the main hub of the flights operated by Cathay Pacific.
The fleet of Cathay Pacific comprises the following aircrafts:
• Boeing 777-200
• Boeing 777-300
• Boeing 747-200 Freighter
• Boeing 747-400
• Airbus Industrie A330-300
• Airbus Industrie A340-300
• Airbus Industrie A340-600
The destinations served by Cathay Pacific flights include the following:
• New Zealand
• United Arab Emirates
• Saudi Arabia
• United Kingdom
• United States
• South Africa
• Hong Kong
• Sri Lanka
Facilities and Services
The travel classes available on the flights operated by Cathay Pacific include First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. The in-flight meals offer a selection of food and drinks. Entertainment is offered by movies, television programs, music programs and interactive games.
Bookings and Reservations
Flight bookings can be done at any of the offices of Cathay Pacific located worldwide. Online booking facilities are also available.
The head office of Cathay Pacific is located at:
5/F, South Tower, Cathay Pacific City
8 Scenic Road, Hong Kong International Airport
Ticket offices are located at all the destinations flown to by Cathay Pacific. Other offices of Cathay Pacific airway are located at places like Austria, Egypt, Peru, Switzerland, Greece, Chile, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Lebanon and at various other locations.
Benefits for Frequent Fliers
The Marco Polo Club program offered by Cathay Pacific Airways includes numerous benefits for regular customers. The facilities and services like in-flight magazine, discount rates, priority check-in, excess baggage allowance and others are provided for members of this club.