Cathay Pacific sale 2016/2017: Cheap flights to Asia & Pacific

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

The latest 2016/2017 Cathay Pacific sale and online discounts could help you save on travel to the Far East and Australasia, be it for a well earned beach break on Australia's Gold Coast or a work-hard-play-hard trip to economic hubs such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. Read on for the latest Cathay Pacific sale deals plus information on the types of fares and destinations available.

Cathay Pacific sale: Cheap flights for 2016/2017
Cathay Pacific sale: Cheap flights for 2016/2017

Cathay Pacific sale 2016/2017: latest cheap deals and discounts

The 2016/2017 Cathay Pacific sale is your key to saving big on long haul flights to the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Browse current online only deals, discounts and special offers before booking:

  • Check out cheap flights from Cathay Pacific by destination
  • Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) or Manchester (MAN)
  • Destinations include Hong Kong, Sydney, Auckland & Manila
  • Browse the best fares available from Cathay Pacific
  • With flights to Hong Kong, Australia, Fiji & New Zealand
  • Destinations across Asia include China, South Korea & Japan

Whether you're planning ahead or searching for a last minute flight, the Cathay Pacific sale and any timely offers or discounts, can help you save on that long haul booking in 2016/2017.

A bit about Cathay Pacific

Although launched initially in Shanghai in 1946, the airline founders soon relocated to Hong Kong, where Cathay Pacific is not only based today, but also the national flag carrier for. It is one of the world's largest airlines, ferrying around 30 million passengers worldwide each year.

Cathay Pacific was also one of the founding members of the Oneworld Alliance, which includes airlines such as British Airways and Qatar Airways, among others. This allows Cathay Pacific to offer routes in partnership with well known airlines in the Cathay Pacific sale as well.

Fare types with Cathay Pacific

The Cathay Pacific sale gives you plenty of opportunities to save on long haul flights thanks to its extensive range of fares. Whether you're after a basic economy seat or an indulgent first class 'suite', Cathay Pacific will have something to suit your taste and budget.

Economy class

If you're booking a cheap long haul flight in the 2016/2017 Cathay Pacific sale, and want to keep costs down, have no fear as there's an economy fare for everyone. Cathay Pacific offers five different economy fares:

  • Economy Supersaver
  • Economy Save
  • Economy Special
  • Economy Core
  • Economy Standard
  • Economy Flex

While each of these include the same inflight service and luggage allowance, the main difference lies in details such as cancellation and rebooking charges, the option to include a stop over and more. Read on to find out what is included as standard with any economy Cathay Pacific sale booking:

Economy
Hand baggage one bag up to 7kgs (plus extra personal item such as a handbag from LHR)
Checked baggage bags totalling max 20kgs
Pre-book seat Not included with Supersaver and Save; included with all other economy fares
Meal and drinks included
Inflight entertainment included

When you book an economy seat in the Cathay Pacific sale, you'll relax in a comfortable reclining seat complete with head wings to help you sleep, and ample legroom. You'll also find plenty of storage for your personal items such as your phone and coat, and choose to use just the cup holder, half your fold down tray table, or the full thing.

As well as being well fed and watered with a three course meal and plenty of snacks on request, you'll be able to watch the latest TV and film releases on your personal touch screen TV, where you can also connect your iPod, iPhone or IPad to watch or listen to your own entertainment. Finally, arrive ready to go thanks to the charging points for phones, laptops and other devices.

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Premium Economy class

Those booking a premium economy fares in the Cathay Pacific sale won't be disappointed: you'll get to enjoy little extras that make flying long haul more pleasant. Discover what else is included with any premium economy Cathay Pacific sale booking below:

Premium Economy
Hand baggage one bag up to 7kgs (plus extra personal item such as a handbag from LHR)
Checked baggage bags totalling max 25kgs
Pre-book seat included
Meal and drinks included
Inflight entertainment included
Extras priority check in and boarding, noise cancelling headset, amenity kit, enhanced dining

Your premium economy Cathay Pacific sale booking allows you to settle into a slightly wider seat with plenty of legroom and a larger recline than in economy. There's also a larger tray table which makes both dining and working much easier.

Your personal touch screen TV lets you watch the latest film and TV releases with the added benefit of noise cancelling headphones so there are no distractions. You will also be able to connect your Apple devices to watch your own entertainment, before enjoying a full three course meal and upgraded snacks throughout your long haul flight.

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Please note: this refers to Cathay Pacific's new economy and premium economy classes which are being rolled out across specific long haul aircraft.

Business class

In 2013, Cathay Pacific unveiled its brand new business class seat - an all singing, all dancing revolution that promised to deliver comfort, space and privacy. The seat is still being rolled out across the fleet, however, most international long haul flights booked in the Cathay Pacific sale already have the new seats onboard. There are three main business class fares to choose from:

  • Business Save
  • Business Standard
  • Business Flex

The main differences between the three business class options come down to rebooking, cancellation and no show fees, so it just depends how flexible you need your business class Cathay Pacific sale booking to be. Each business booking in the Cathay Pacific sale includes:

Business
Hand baggage one bag up to 10kgs (plus extra personal item such as a handbag from LHR)
Checked baggage bags totalling max 30kgs
Pre-book seat included
Meal and drinks included
Inflight entertainment included
Extras priority check in and boarding, lounge access, noise cancelling headphones, amenity kit, welcome Champagne (certain routes)

Cathay Pacific's business class is one you won't forget in a hurry, with a spacious, comfy seat that stretches out into a fully flat bed just over two metres long. There's plenty of storage compartments including a side cabinet, and a privacy divider.

You'll be able to choose from more than 100 films, 500 TV shows and more, which you will enjoy on your extra large touch screen TV. Then there's the port which allows you to watch your own entertainment via your iPad, iPhone or iPod, as well as charging points for laptops and other devices.

Finally, you can expect to sample signature Chinese dishes paired with fine wine, and inflight snacks such as noodles, sandwiches and fruit on request. Remember to check out the latest Cathay Pacific sale for great value business class fares.

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First class

Wake up fresh and raring to go with a first class booking in the Cathay Pacific sale for 2016/2017. There's no better way to tackle a long haul journey than by enjoying freshly prepared food before a good night's sleep in your own private bubble. There are two types of first class fares available in the Cathay Pacific sale:

  • First Standard
  • First Flex

As with business class, the difference between the two first class fares relates to rebooking, cancellation and no show fees, so just pick the fare with the right amount of flexibility for you when you book in the Cathay Pacific sale.

First
Hand baggage one bag up to 15kgs (plus extra personal item such as a handbag from LHR)
Checked baggage bags totalling max 40kgs
Pre-book seat included
Meal and drinks included
Inflight entertainment included
Extras priority check in and boarding, lounge access, Bose QuietComfort noise cancelling headphones, amenity kits for men and women, cotton sleepsuit, welcome Champagne

If you book a first class fare in the Cathay Pacific sale, you won't be disappointed. You'll slide into your own suite in the sky, with a leather seat, that transforms into a fully flat bed, with a thick mattress for added comfort. You'll get a quality duvet, pillows and cushions to ensure a great night's sleep.

When it comes to the food, you can pick from a range of Asian and international dishes which are all made t roder onboard. There's also a wealth of snacks, drinks and fine wines available on request.

As for entertainment, you'll have a widescreen TV with access to the library of hundreds of films, TV shows and audio on demand, as well as port to watch your own entertainment from your iPod, iPad, or iPhone. You can also charge all electric devices with your at-seat point.

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Remember to watch out fro fare specific deals, as the 2016/2017 Cathay Pacific sale can, on occasion, include offers and discounts on economy, business and first class options.

Please note: this section is a guide only. Fare options vary according to route and departure airport, and are subject to change. You can find out more about what's included with each fare on the Cathay Pacific website.

Destinations

Cathay Pacific brings the vibrant east a little closer with great fares in the Cathay Pacific sale on flights to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and more. Cathay Pacific departs from the following UK airports:

  • London Heathrow (LHR)
  • Manchester (MAN)

From both London and Manchester, you can fly direct to Hong Kong, which opens up a world of transfer options to exciting destinations such as Sydney, Tokyo, Bangkok, Auckland and many, many more.

While the Cathay Pacific sale includes destinations across North America, Canada, the Middle East and Europe, for UK passengers, it's those places to the east that are the most logical and enticing, as you have to transfer through Hong Kong. Countries you might consider visiting with great value fares in the Cathay Pacific sale include:

  • Asia: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Australasia: Australia, New Zealand

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Whether you're heading to Hong Kong or further afield, Cathay Pacific is your gateway to the Far East and Australasia from London and Manchester. Find great value long haul flights in the 2016/2017 Cathay Pacific sale, and look out for cheap online deals and limited time discounts to ensure you get a great price on economy, business and first class fares. Can't find what you're looking for? Head to our flight deals page to see our complete collection of offers.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton
Updated on Tuesday 6th December 2016

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