Cathay Pacific is the national airline of Hong Kong and is based out of Hong Kong International Airport. The carrier´s major hubs operate out of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei.
The Hong Kong airline has nearly 130 destinations in its global network, spanning 38 countries and territories. Canadian customers can fly with Cathay Pacific with routes from Toronto and Vancouver and board flights with its partners in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg.
Passengers who purchase first class airfares can enjoy their own private "suite." The seat folds down to an 81-inch flatbed with a massage function, a personal closet and an ottoman to use for storage or guest seating. Each suite also features a personal television screen with remote control and on-demand programming.
Those who book flights in business class will notice that the cabin is arranged in a "herring-bone" style, with seats positioned askew in one direction, allowing for more privacy. Seats on international business class flights are also equipped with a massager and personal TV screen with a variety of audio and video to choose from. Regional flights are outfitted with a monitor on the armrest and, while on-demand programs are not available, passengers have 20 video and 22 audio channels to enjoy.
Seats on economy class flights have a shell-design, allowing for more convenient reclining to reduce disturbance to one´s neighbors. They are also equipped with a seatback television screen with audio and video on-demand.
Meals are available on all flights, from seafood creations to meat dishes inspired by different Asian cuisines. There are rice cookers, toasters and skillets on board so that passengers can enjoy their food made to order. Customers also have the option of sipping Krug Grande Cuvee champagne, Chateau Lynch Bages red wine or Wente Riva Ranch chardonnay. Non-alcoholic options include espresso, cafe latte, cappuccino and Chinese tea.
Cathay Pacific is also able to cater to passengers with special dietary needs, providing vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, diabetic, low-sodium, low-lactose meals and more.
There are two frequent flyer programs offered by Cathay Pacific. The Marco Polo Club is its loyalty program, divided into four membership levels - Green, Silver, Gold and Diamond. Perks include extra cabin baggage allowance, priority check-in and boarding, guaranteed seating, access to special lounges and more.
Asia Miles is Cathay Pacific´s travel rewards program, in which customers accumulate credits by flying with the carrier or any of its partners. Members can also earn credits through certain hotels, credit card companies, car rental agencies and other outlets.