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Cathay Pacific is the largest airline in Hong Kong, and has its main hub and head office located at Hong Kong International Airport. This airport also serves as main hub for Cathay Dragon (formerly known as Dragonair), which is a fully owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific.

Cathay Pacific has codeshare agreements with numerous airlines, including Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Seychelles, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines.

The airline is committed to operating a modern, fuel-efficient fleet and has 85 aircraft on firm order for delivery up to 2024.

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Baggage Policy

Please note that on some routes, baggage allowance is higher then stated below. These routes include Hong Kong to/from North America, Canada, Central America and New Zealand. Baggage allowance will be confirmed during the booking process, when extra bags can also be added to your booking. Silver or above members of the Marco Polo Club will also qualify for extra allowance on all flight routes.

Carry-on Baggage

Economy: 1 piece at 7kg, measuring 9” (height), 14” (width) and 22” (length) max

Premium Economy: 1 piece at 7kg, measuring 9” (height), 14” (width) and 22” (length) max

Business: 1 piece at 10kg, measuring 9” (height), 14” (width) and 22” (length) max

First: 1 piece at 15kg /15lbs, measuring 9” (height), 14” (width) and 22” (length) max

Checked Baggage

To/from the Americas:

Economy - 2 pieces weighing no more than 23kg / 50 lbs each.

Premium - 2 pieces weighing no more than 25kg / 55 lbs each.

Business and First - 2 pieces weighing no more than 32kg / 70 lbs each.

Auckland/Christchurch to/from Hong Kong:

Economy - 1 piece weighing no more than 23kg / 50 lbs.

Premium - 2 pieces weighing no more than 23kg / 50 lbs each.

Business - 3 pieces weighing no more than 23kg / 50 lbs each.

Other flights:

Economy - 2 pieces with a maximum combined weight of 30kg / 66 lbs.

Premium - 2 pieces with a maximum combined weight of 35kg / 77 lbs.

Business - 2 pieces with a maximum combined weight of 40kg / 88 lbs.

First - 3 pieces with a maximum combined weight of 50kg / 110 lbs.

Cabin Classes

Cathay Pacific offers 4 cabin classes that you can fly in. These are Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class.

Economy Class

Rest easy in Cathay Pacific Economy Class with reclining chairs and meals made from locally sourced ingredients to eat.

Economy Class Facilities

In Cathay Pacific’s Economy Class, you will receive great service on board and the staff will always go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable.

Magazines and newspapers are available, displaying all things about Asia, from travel, entertainment to lifestyle.

Cathay Pacific Economy Class meal encompasses a delicious range of locally sourced ingredients as well as lighter, healthier options if you prefer.

Storage is available by your seat to store away your personal items. They are shaped like tablet/ mobile devices and close enough to make sure you don’t forget them when you disembark the aircraft.

In-flight entertainment in Cathay Pacific Economy Class is music, TV and a 11.6 inch touch screen.

What are Economy Seats Like?

Seating in the Economy Class is designed with an adjustable headrest for full support to your neck and you can take full advantage of the ample legroom that is provided. Comfortable cushions add to the seating experience.

Premium Economy

Enjoy greater comfort with priority boarding, spacious seats and world-class in-flight entertainment.

Premium Economy Facilities

As soon as you arrive at the airport you'll be impressed with how smooth and easy it is to check-in for your flight. You'll also be provided with an increased baggage allowance so you don't have to go without anything you need on your trip. Once on board, you'll be greeted with a welcome drink and you'll also be able to choose from a range of snacks and drinks.

What are Premium Economy seats like?

You don't need to worry about comfort on board with Cathay Pacific's spacious Premium Economy seats, offering generous recline, expansive legroom as well as a supportive headrest. Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are also being enhanced with new calf and footrests to ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible.

Business Class

Make the most of a relaxing and productive flight with Cathay Pacific Business Class. Priority check-in and boarding will save you time before your flight, allowing you to arrive feeling relaxed and ready-to-go. Enjoy fine wine and delicious meals on board.

Cathay Pacific Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers can check in smoothly and efficiently at dedicated airport counters. Business Class passengers will have access to Cathay Pacific's world-class Business Lounges to help them unwind before their flight.

What are Business seats like?

Cathay Pacific's award-winning Business Class seats have direct aisle access and also convert into fully flat beds at night for maximum comfort. Your seat will adapt according to your own personal preference, with two pre-settings for sitting and sleeping. Your Cathay Pacific seats will also allow you to recline for maximum privacy.

Business Class airport lounge access

Cathay Pacific business passengers have access to The Wing and The Pier (at HKG Airport), as well as access to partner lounges in the US, including Oneworld International Business Class Lounges (LAX) and Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounges (SFO).

First Class

On your First Class you'll be treated to maximum luxury as well as your own private, spacious suite. You'll speed through check-in with your own fast-track pass at major airport as well as enjoying an additional baggage allowance of up to 60 kg of checked luggage.

Does Cathay Pacific have a First Class lounge?

Flying First Class means you'll have access to all of Cathay Pacific's premium lounges including the airline's flagship First Class lounge in Hong Kong.

What are Cathay Pacific First Class seats like?

Your suite is equipped with a 4.3" touchscreen controller allowing you to fully recline your seat into a fully flat bed. There are also in-flight massage features.


Pacific Meal Options

Cathay Pacific offer a wide variety of meal options on board their flights, inspired by international or contemporary Asian flavours. All meals, regardless of the class flying are free of charge, but options vary depending on route flying. Most flights include a 3 course-meal, with a choice of main for all.

Special Dietary Requirements

Cathay Pacific recognise that their normal menu may not suit all religious, medial and other dietary requirements. They therefore offer special meals to suit these needs. These special meals can be requested at the time of booking, or at least 24 hours before scheduled departure.

Child Meal:

Baby Meal

Children's Meal

Dietary Meal:

Blank Meal

Diabetic Meal

Gluten Intolerant Meal

Low Calorie/fat/cholestrerol Meal

Low Sodium Meal

Vegetarian Meals:

Vegetarian Asian Meal - Transpacific

Vegetarian Asian Meal - Transatlantic

Vegetarian Vegan Meal

Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal

Religious Meal:

Hindu Meal

Kosher Meal

Muslim Meal

Regional Meal:

Chinese Meal

Japanese Meal

Korean Meal

Drinks & Alcohol

Complimentary drinks are offered in all classes from their drinks trolley, including tea, coffee, soft drinks and a selection of alcoholic beverages. Cathay Pacific also offer award-winning wines onboard their flight to compliment their menus.


Browse the web when you fly with Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific's WIFI allows you to connect to the web — just as you would at home — so that you can stay in touch with the outside the world. Cathay Pacific WIFI is available on all A350 aircraft and nearly every Boeing 777.

Wi-Fi Price

Cathay Pacific WIFI is available for $9.95 USD for an hour, $12.95 USD on flights of 6 hours or less and $19.95 USD for flights of 6 hours or more. Prices subject to change.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Passengers can check in for their Cathay Pacific flights on the airline's website. This service is available from 48 hours before flying, up to 90 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in at the airport using the set-service check-in kiosk. These are open 24 hours a day but passengers can check-in for their flights between 48 hours and 50 minutes before their flights.

Frequent Flyer Program

Cathay Pacific has two loyalty programs: Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles. The Marco Polo Club is divided into four tiers, Green (entry level), Silver, Gold and Diamond, based on the member's past travel. A joining fee of US$100 is applicable for a Marco Polo Club membership. Members earn Club Points on eligible fare classes with Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and Oneworld member airlines.

It is easy to collect points during the booking process. Simply select your chosen frequent flyer program from the drop-down options, type in your personal membership number, and collect your points.

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Destinations that Cathay Pacific flies to

Cathy Pacific flies up to 200 destinations, across 50 countries worldwide, including: Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Adelaide, Chengdu, Colombo, Denspasar, Hong Kong, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Males, Shanghai, Singapore and many others.

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Hub Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok and is the main airport for Hong Kong. Apart from Cathay Pacific and Dragonair, the airport also serves as the main hub for airlines including Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express. An emerging airline, Greater Bay Airlines, would also be based at the airport.

Other airlines which use Hong Kong International Airport include Air AstanaAir SeychellesBangkok AirwaysBeijing Capital AirlinesBritish AirwaysAir New ZealandChina Eastern AirlinesGaruda Indonesia and Hong Kong Airlines. The airport has two runways and has a 65 million passengers capacity per annum. The airport is also one of the hubs for Oneworld alliance.


Cathay Pacific operates an all-wide-body fleet, which is composed of Airbus A330, Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 777 aircraft. The 146 wide-body aircraft is one of the youngest in the skies. Below is a list of all the aircraft in Cathay Pacific's fleet:

  • 2 x Airbus A321-200
  • 9 x Airbus A321neo (with 7 more on order)
  • 40 x Airbus A330-300
  • 28 x Airbus A350-900 (with 2 more on order)
  • 18 x Airbus A350-1000
  • 17 x Boeing 777-300
  • 39 x Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific also has 21 orders for the Boeing 777-9 - deliveries will begin from 2025.

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Airline Alliance

Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the OneWorld alliance, along with Cathy Dragon as an affiliate member.

Frequently asked questions

Does Cathay Pacific fly from Asia to the US?

Yes, Cathay Pacific operates regular flights from Asia to the US. With Cathay Pacific, you can fly to Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, San Francisco from the airline's base in Hong Kong.

Can I pay for Cathay Pacific flights using Apple Pay?

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