Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Dragonair will now offer business and premium economy options in addition to its usual economy seats on certain routes of its weekly “fanfares” programme, to celebrate its fourth anniversary since its launch in 2012.
This week, “fanfares” offers a total of 11 destinations, with five of them this month having upgrades available. These include business to Seoul, Phuket and Los Angeles, and premium economy to Milan and Vancouver.
Additional benefits include extra baggage allowance in business and premium economy classes, advance seat reservations and, for loyalty members, the ability to earn 125 per cent of miles travelled in business fare class “I”, and 110 per cent of miles in premium economy fare class “E”. Business class travellers booking fanfare seats can also get the benefits of regular business class passengers, such as use of the airlines’ lounges.
Detailed premium offers this week are as follows:
|HK$4,900 (US$632)||Lounge access, extra baggage|
|HK$2,900 (US$374)||Earning of 125% mileage, lounge access, extra baggage|
|Lounge access, extra baggage|
|Earning of 110% mileage, extra baggage|
|Advance seat reservation, extra baggage|
Travel periods for the offers are spread between October this year and May next year
Speaking about the additions to the promotion, Liza Ng, general manager of sales, Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong, said: “‘Fanfares’ has been offering economy class seats since its launch in October 2012. In this year’s fourth anniversary, we would like to give a big surprise to our fans, allowing them to choose business and premium economy class. The mileage offers are equivalent to what a normal business or premium economy class passenger can earn, and the right of lounge access is also the same as a business class passenger. We wish our fans can have a full premium class experience.”
“Fanfares” has offered discounted rates on more than 90 routes to 33 countries across both airlines’ networks. Customers can book the promotional fares at 8am HKT on Tuesday every week.