Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways

An Overview of Cathay Pacific Airlines

Cathay Pacific is the national carrier of Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific has its headquarters at the Cathay City in Hong Kong. The airline has its main hub at the Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific was founded by American Roy C Farrell and Australian H de Kantzow on 24th September 1946, Initially Cathay Pacific was based in Shanghai and eventually established its base in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific’s operations include schedules flights as well as cargo flights. The airline made its first non-stop transpolar flight in 1998, this was also the maiden flight to arrive at the new Hong Kong international Airport.

Cathay Pacific has a fleet of 146 wide-body aircrafts, theirs is one of the youngest fleets in the industry. The fleet include a good mix of Airbus’ and Boeing’s. These 146 wide body aircrafts facilitate flights to its 168 destinations in 42 countries of the world. Cathay Pacific currently holds the title of the World’s third largest airline in the world in terms of market capitalization. In 2010, Cathay Pacific became the world’s largest International cargo airline.

Cathay Pacific aims at becoming the world’s best airline. They put safety first, provide outstanding products and services, and consistently deliver quality service. Cathay Pacific is one of the founder members of the OneWorld global alliance between airlines, the participating airlines serve a network of 700 destinations worldwide.

Being a full service carrier, Cathay Pacific has four cabin classes namely; First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy. First Class passengers enjoy world class service, their very own spacious suite, faster check in and also enjoy additional luggage allowance. First Class passengers are allowed to carry 40 kgs of baggage with a size restriction on the bag. Business Class passengers enjoy award winning seats with priority check in, boarding and fine dinning. They are allowed to check in 30 kgs of luggage. Premium Economy passengers enjoy dedicated check in counters, on board the aircraft they enjoy spacious seats which allow 8 inch recline with ample leg room and a 3-position footrest, Premium Economy passengers are allowed to check in 25 kgs of luggage. Passengers travelling Economy Class travel better than ever, the seats in the Economy allow 6 inch recline and ample leg room. Economy travelling economy can check in 20 kgs of luggage. The cabin baggage allowance for these four classes also differ, First Class passengers are allowed to carry 15 kgs of cabin luggage, whereas Business Class, Premium Economy and Econmy passengers are allowed to carry 10kgs, 7kgs and 7kgs respectively.

Cathay Pacific has over 37 flights to and from India to various international destinations. The routes that Cathay Pacific operates from India are Delhi-Hong Kong, Mumbai-Hong Kong, Bangalore-Hong Kong, Chennai-Hong Kong, Kolkata-Hong Kong, Hyderabad-Hong Kong, Kolkata-New York, Bengaluru-Los Angeles, Chennai- Los Angeles, Mumbai- Los Angeles these are a few among the many flight routes.

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