Cathay Pacific is redesigning its Economy fares to give customers greater choice and flexibility when booking flights.
Cathay Pacific understands no two journeys are the same. The airline has developed new and simple-to-understand Light, Essential and Flex fares that are tailored to customers’ travel needs. The consistent and clearly defined attributes associated with each fare type provide greater visibility for customers on what they are purchasing, helping them choose the fare that suits them best.
The redesigned Economy fares will be introduced progressively across Cathay Pacific’s network in phases. Initially, they will be available for flight tickets originating from Malaysia, South Korea or the Taiwan region from 28 September 2021. They will then be extended across the rest of the network over the next six months, and to Hong Kong during the first quarter of 2022.
Each fare offers increasingly more control and greater benefits, from enhanced baggage allowances to flexible rebooking and upgrade options.
Light fares enable customers to enjoy great value when they have confirmed travel plans and are travelling light. One piece of checked-in luggage is included and customers can always pay for additional luggage and other benefits like seat pre-selection after their booking is made.
Essential fares offer the perfect balance of everything customers need, such as an extra piece of luggage, seat pre-selection and the option to upgrade using Asia Miles. This fare type is ideal for those travelling with family, heading for a longer trip or simply seeking more comfort and convenience.
Flex fares give customers maximum flexibility for their next business trip or holiday, with full control over their travel plans as and when changes are needed. Greater convenience and peace of mind is assured.
In addition to redesigning its Economy fares, Cathay Pacific is also shifting its baggage policy from a weight-allowance to a piece-allowance system that provides a more generous baggage allowance in the majority of fare types and cabin classes. These changes will apply to all cabin classes and will be gradually rolled out worldwide as the new Economy fares are introduced.