Cathay Pacific Airlines
Cathay Pacific is the flag-carrier of Hong Kong. Its head office and main hub is at Hong Kong International Airport. It accommodates passengers and cargo services to 200 destinations in 52 countries worldwide. It has codeshares, joint ventures with a fleet of wide-body aircraft such as Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350 XWD and Boeing 777. It is a subsidiary owned by Dragon air and it transits 44 destinations in Asia-Pacific. It was founded by the Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow and American Roy C. Farrell on September 24, 1946. The airline was awarded Skytrax’s 2014 Airline of the Year and World’s Best Airline for four times.
Origins and Ownership
Cathay Pacific was founded on September 24, 1946 by Australian Sydney H Kantzow and American Roy C Farrell. Both men were ex-airforce pilots who had flown The Hump; a route over the Himalayan Mountains. Cathay Pacific made the world’s first non-stop transpolar flight, flying over North Pole in 1998, which was also the maiden flight to arrive at the then new Hong Kong International Airport. It celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006; and as of 2009, Its major shareholders are Swire Pacific and Air China. Cathay Pacific is the world’s tenth-largest airline measured in terms of sales, and fourteenth-largest measured in terms of market capitalisation. Cathay Pacific became the world’s largest cargo airline, along with its main hub: Hong Kong International Airport as the world’s busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic, in 2010. Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance and awarded as Airline of the Year by SkyTrax in 2014. Cathay Pacific has won the World’s Best Airline award, four times more than any other Airlines.
Reviews – What People are Saying
“This was definitely one of the most enjoyable flights I have flown from Hong Kong to London Gatwick. The A350 was much quieter than the other planes I have flown on, therefore I found it much easier to fall asleep. The cabin crew were much more attentive on this flight than the other long-haul Cathay flights I have flown, they distributed snacks and drinks throughout the flight, which hasn’t happened to me on the other long-haul Cathay flights I have flown. The seat was better than the one on the 777 and the 330, it offered a lot more privacy. The seat was raised above than the actual footrest when it is on take-off/landing mode which is kind of annoying unlike the old one which was on the same level. Overall, It is really enjoyable to fly with Cathay especially when you are on an A350 as it is much quieter and the air is much better. I would definitely recommend people to fly on this route.”
—Steve Owens (United States)
“Service was great and comfy skybed too. Meals are a bit average but still ahead of many other airlines. Movie selection I have to say was a bit limited. I flew 4 international legs with Cathay Pacific and ended up watching movies i had stored on my phone. Nevertheless a great airline and one of my preferred to fly with.”
—James Savage (United Kingdom)
Cathay Pacific’s cabin classes has new cabin interiors and in-flight entertainment since 2011. First class cabins has a massage function and personal closet/ottoman and a personal TV. Business class has new design, much comfortable emphasizing passenger’s sense of privacy. Premium economy class has an “environmentally friendly” space which offer a higher level of comfort with more living space in a separate cabin. Economy class are redesign in a fixed back design that allows passengers to recline without disturbing or interrupting on those seated behind.
All classes are built in-flight entertainment such as personal televisions that offers latest Hollywood movies, either Asian or Western programs. They also offer newspapers and magazines. In terms of food and beverages, they serve two hot meals on each flight even if you are in the economy class and with a free alcoholic beverage together with the meal.
Upon reaching Cathay Pacific’s website, a series of tabs and panels located on the top part of the website—just below the airline’s logo; that consists of various offers including their Marco Polo Club and Cathay Dragon Advertisement. You can book flights, search for hotels and even avail their travel packages. Scrolling down, you will found Cathay Pacific’s travel packages that consists of a flight and hotel combo, that comes with cheap prices. Cathay Pacific offers different classes, namely: economy, premium economy, business and the first class. Depending on your choice, Cathay Pacific will ensure, that you will have a smooth, relaxing and convenient flight.
- Website URL: Cathay Pacific
- Contact number: +800 2747 333 / +852 2747 3333
- Fax Number: +852 2596 0825
- Head Office Address: Cathay Pacific City, 8 Scenic Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong
With the cleanliness and orderliness provided by their friendly and approachable staffs, and with their pleasant accommodations and delicious food servings. Cathay Pacific must have given their passengers a flight so relaxing and convenient, they want to fly with them again.