Cathay Pacific Introduces New Economy Fares

Passengers can soon expect greater choice, more flexibility, and more value when booking flights with Hong Kong’s flag carrier.

The economy-class cabin of a Cathay Pacific Airbus A321neo aircraft. (Photo: Cathay Pacific)

Cathay Pacific has announced that it will streamline its economy-class offerings by rolling out newly developed Light, Essential, and Flex fares in the coming months. Each one has consistent and well-defined attributes so that customers can easily see which fare type is most suitable for their individual needs.

The redesigned economy fares are set to be introduced progressively across Cathay Pacific’s network in phases. Initially, they will be available for flight tickets originating from Malaysia, South Korea, or Taiwan from September, 28 2021. The new fares will then be extended across the rest of the airline’s network over the next six months, and to Hong Kong during the first quarter of 2022. Each option offers increasingly more control and greater benefits, from increased baggage allowances to flexible rebooking and upgrade options; economy-class passengers will be able to earn club points and miles no matter which fare type they choose.

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Light fares allow customers to enjoy greater value when they have confirmed travel plans and are traveling light. One piece of checked-in luggage (weighing up to 23 kilograms) is included, and guests can always pay for additional luggage and other benefits like seat pre-selection after their booking is made.

Meanwhile, Essential fares are the ideal choice for those traveling with family, heading for a longer trip, or simply seeking more comfort and convenience. Passengers who book a seat with this fare class are guaranteed an extra piece of luggage, seat pre-selection, and the option to upgrade using Asia Miles.

Flex fares give customers maximum flexibility for their next business trip or holiday, with full control over their travel plans to ensure greater convenience and peace of mind. Free flight changes are included, and guests can switch to an earlier flight departing the same day at no extra cost.

In addition to rolling out these new economy fares, Cathay Pacific is also shifting its baggage policy from a weight-allowance to a piece-allowance system to provide a more generous baggage allowance in the majority of fare types and cabin classes. These changes will apply to all cabin classes and are due to be gradually rolled out worldwide as the new economy fares are introduced.

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