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If you are searching for an international airline flying routes between South Africa and Hong Kong, Bali, Tokyo and other exciting destinations, Cathay Pacific airways is a reliable choice.

Cathay Pacific, founded in 1946 and Hong Kong's flagship carrier, has been awarded Airline of the Year each and every year, since 2009. With its low cost flight fares and outstanding customer services, it comes as no surprise that this multi award-winning airline is a preferred carrier for many in South Africa and the rest of the world.

The airline's main hub is found in Hong Kong at Chep Lap Kok airport, which makes for the ideal gateway to the Far East and neighbouring areas.

History of Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is a parent company of Cathay Dragon and was founded on 24 September 1946, by Sydney Kantzow (Australian) and Roy Farrell (American). Now, Cathay Pacific is in fact the world's tenth largest airline in terms of sales and market capitalisation.

In July 1998, the airline flew the maiden flight to arrive at the brand new Hong Kong International Airport. This particular flight was also the world's very first non-stop transpolar flight over the North Pole.

Book Cathay Pacific Flights to Many International Destinations from South Africa

Cathay Pacific Airlines operates flights to over 190 destinations worldwide. The destinations focused on can be found in Asia, Mainland China, Americas, Australasia, Europe, Africa, India, and The Middle East. Cathay Pacific flights can be booked from Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, with local SA Airlines flights getting you to both of these International Airports.

Baggage Limitations on Cathay Pacific Flights

When you book flights with Cathay Pacific Airways, you will have to comply with the baggage limitations in place. Here's what you need to know about baggage:

First Class

First Class passengers can check one bag not exceeding 50kg in weight into the hold. Carry-on baggage is limited to one 15kg bag not exceeding the following dimensions: 23cm (H), 36cm (W), and 56cm (L).

Business Class

Business Class passengers can check one bag not exceeding 40kg into the hold. Carry-on baggage is limited to one 10kg bag not exceeding the following dimensions: 23cm (H), 36cm (W), and 56cm (L).

Premium Economy Class

Premium Economy Class passengers can check one bag not exceeding 35kg into the hold. Carry-on baggage is limited to one 7kg bag not exceeding the following dimensions: 23cm (H), 36cm (W), and 56cm (L).

Economy Class

Economy Class passengers can check one bag not exceeding 30kg into the hold. Carry-on baggage is limited to one 7kg bag not exceeding the following dimensions: 23cm (H), 36cm (W), and 56cm (L).

All passengers can carry small items as carry-on baggage including laptops, handbags, cameras, and similar.

Ways to Check-In to Your Cathay Pacific Airways Flight

It's quick and easy to check-in to your Cathay Pacific flight. Passengers can check in at the airport no less than two hours prior to departure. This can be done at dedicated Cathay Pacific counters in the airport's departure hall.

Online check in is also available, as well as mobile check-in.

All passengers must carry their passports and booking reference numbers with them when checking in and going through the airport security check point.

What to Expect On-Board Cathay Pacific Flights

Cathay Pacific takes the comfort and on-board entertainment of its passengers very seriously. All passengers are given a copy of the Discovery in-flight magazine which is jam-packed with interesting articles and localised content to read.

For those who want to relax and unwind in another way, the on-board entertainment system has a lot to offer. The in-flight entertainment system, StudioCX, offers passengers hundreds of selections of movies, series, and music files to be enjoyed on the 10.6 inch widescreen TV situated in front of each seat. Those who wish to stream their own audio and video files can connect their device to the system via the multi-port connector.

There's no need to worry about what's happening around you as the noise cancelling headphones will ensure that your viewing and listening experience is uninterrupted.

In-seat USB and power supply units ensure that passengers can keep their phones and hand-held devices fully charged for the duration of the flight.

Premium Economy Class on Cathay Pacific Flights is a Game Changer

The Premium Economy Class offered on Cathay Pacific Flights has been designed to bridge the gap between standard Economy Class and the more luxurious First Class and Business Class areas. Premium Economy passengers enjoy more leg room, wider seats and a luxury meal.

Passengers are met with a welcome drink of champagne or juice, a warm towel and a steady supply of bottled water and snacks throughout the flight.

Get Rewarded for Booking Flights with Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airlines rewards its passengers with the Asia Miles and Marco Polo Club programs. The Asia Miles loyalty program awards passengers travel miles with each ticket purchased. The accumulated miles can be used for reduced fares on future flights.

The Marco Polo Club gives Cathay Pacific passengers access to exclusive travel deals and benefits.

Search, Book & Pay for Cathay Pacific Flights Online

Use our flight search feature to search, book and pay securely for Cathay Pacific Flights online. Remember to investigate the various travel document requirements for your chosen location before booking flights. For cheap international flights with Cathay Pacific, contact SA Airlines today.