Fare Sale Celebrates 70 Years of Cathay Pacific Airways

A lthough unremarkable airfare sales which originate outside of the United States and do not include the economy class cabin are usually not highlighted here at The Gate, this one is for a special reason: exactly 70 years ago, an airline named Cathay Pacific Airways was founded by two men: Sydney H. de Kantzow from Australia and Roy C. Farrell from the United States.

Fare Sale Celebrates 70 Years of Cathay Pacific Airways

You are invited to join in on the celebration of birthday number 70 of Cathay Pacific Airlines with this special promotion to Europe, the United States and Australia by booking your next trip by 11:59 in the evening on Sunday, October 9, 2016 enjoying your travel round trip in the upgraded premium economy class cabin from 6,580 Chinese Yuan Renminbi — or approximately $986.00; or in the business class cabin from 13,580 Chinese Yuan Renminbi — or approximately $2,035.00 through Saturday, December 24, 2016.

The fares which have been quoted do not include — and are subject to — applicable taxes and other surcharges.

The origination for the following airfares are from the 21 mainland China ports of:

  • Beijing
  • Qingdao
  • Dalian
  • Tianjin
  • Shanghai
  • Hangzhou
  • Nanjing
  • Ningbo
  • Wenzhou
  • Wuhan
  • Xiamen
  • Fuzhou
  • Changsha
  • Haikou
  • Sanya
  • Guilin
  • Chengdu
  • Chongqing
  • Xi’an
  • Kunming
  • Guangzhou

Destination City

Cabin Class

Fare in Chinese Yuan Renminbi

Los Angeles and San Francisco in the United States Premium Economy Class 7,080
Business Class 17,080
Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Rome and Zurich in Europe Premium Economy Class 6,580
Business Class 17,080
Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia Premium Economy Class 6,580
Business Class 13,580

Book your ticket now, or access the following digital platforms to enjoy our new mobile service.

Your Chance to Win?

Additionally, three people will win a Business Class round trip prize ticket between mainland China and Hong Kong from a weekly drawing on the official Wechat account of Cathay Pacific Airways throughout this special promotion.

To participate in the lucky draw, please send “CX + your name + mobile no. + ticket number” to our official Wechat account. Terms and conditions apply; but the content is only available in Chinese language, so I do not know the specific language pertaining to eligibility and other factors.

Orders for special meals should be made at least 24 hours before your scheduled flight. Please make your request via Manage My Booking or by contacting your local Cathay Pacific reservations office.

Join Asia Miles to earn Asia Miles towards flight awards, upgrades, companion tickets and other lifestyle awards. Earning Asia Miles is easy, fun and best of all.

The Marco Polo Club can offer you membership privileges wherever you go. Plus, you’ll also be automatically enrolled with Asia Miles, Asia’s leading travel reward programme.

Click here to know more about times where you may need special assistance.

With an additional fee or by redeeming Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific customers can secure an Extra-legroom Seat on long-haul flights as well as flights to Mainland China and regional destinations. Click here to know more.

Terms and Conditions

The fares detailed in this promotion are subject to availability and offered on a first come, first served basis. The limited number of seats for the subject fare allocated to a particular flight may be fully booked — although seats are still available in other fare types in the same class of travel.

Please call 400-888-6628 if you would like to book your flight through the reservations office of Cathay Pacific.

Other terms and conditions may apply.


A similar promotion for flights originating in the United States does not seem to exist; but there are a number of airfare deals available from the United States of which you can take advantage.

I want to personally congratulate the team at Cathay Pacific Airways a happy birthday for the airline; and may the next 70 years of serving Hong Kong and the world be even significantly better than the first 70 years…

…and I hope that you benefit from both the fare sale and the contest.

Source: Cathay Pacific Airways.

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