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Cathay Pacific launches partnerships with Air Canada and Hertz

23 Dec 2016 by Craig Bright
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Cathay Pacific has announced two new separate partnerships with Air Canada and car rental company Hertz Global.

The agreement between the two carriers will include Cathay Pacific codesharing on Air Canada’s flights within Canada including to Winnipeg, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax and St. Johns. Cathay Pacific passengers will be able to book travel on these flights connecting with the Hong Kong carrier’s three daily flights to Vancouver and daily flights to Toronto.

Air Canada, meanwhile, will place its code on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights connecting with the Canadian airline’s double daily services to Hong Kong from Vancouver and Toronto. These flights include to Manila, Cebu, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. Tickets for all codeshare flights will go on sale January 12, 2017 for travel beginning January 19.

In addition to the codeshare, the partnership will offer members Asia Miles and Aeroplan reciprocal mileage accrual and redemption benefits.

“Our new codeshare agreement with Air Canada significantly broadens the Canadian network and connectivity for our customers, increasing our reach and expanding choices,” said Cathay Pacific chief executive, Ivan Chu. “Canada is a key destination for Cathay Pacific – the launch of our non-stop service to Vancouver in 1983 marked our very first route to North America – and we look forward to working together with Air Canada and welcome guests from the airline onto our flights soon.”

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Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific also announced yesterday (Thursday, December 22) it has entered into a partnership with car rental company Hertz Global, establishing it as Cathay’s exclusive online car rental service provider.

Cathay passengers who book flights or travel packages through its website will enjoy discounts on Hertz Rent A Car basic car rental, along with Marco Polo Club members being able to receive complimentary car class upgrades.

To mark the launch of the agreement, an introductory discount of up to 20 per cent off basic car rentals at select locations in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia is currently being offered. The promotion lasts until January 31, 2017 for car collection between January 1 and March 31, with Asia Miles members earning up to 2,000 extra miles for each qualifying rental. This promotion is in addition to Hertz and Asia Miles’ existing partnership, enabling members to accrue 500 miles for Hertz reservations outside Asia, 250 within Asia).

After the introductory offer, Cathay Pacific passengers will receive an automatic 5 per cent discount on basic car rentals in any destination, while Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles members will receive a 10 per cent discount and mileage accrual. Marco Polo Club Green and Silver members will receive a complimentary one-car class upgrade, while Gold and Diamond members can get a two-car class upgrade at no additional cost. Diamond members also receive a 10 per cent discount on Hertz Prestige and Fun Collection vehicles.

“The new exclusive multi-brand website we have launched for Cathay Pacific’s passengers will allow them to find the car rental service that best suits their needs in just a few clicks,” said Hertz Asia Pacific vice president, Eoin MacNeill. “We are looking forward to offer Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles members even more exclusive benefits and to welcoming all Cathay Pacific passengers looking for convenience and reliable options when renting a car.”

cathaypacific.com; aircanada.com; hertzglobal.com

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