Cathay Pacific is one of the leading airlines in the global market with a dominant presence in Asian and European countries. This de facto flag carrier of Hong Kong has a primary hub at Hong Kong International Airport. It serves more than 160 destinations in over 40 countries all over the globe. The fleet of this airline comprises Airbus A340, Boeing 777, Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 aircraft. It has been a part of the aviation industry for more than six decades and has evolved as one of the best airlines of the world. The international flight schedules of the carrier are convenient for travelers of each country as it has been prepared after going through different combinations, keeping in mind the time zones of different countries.
Alliances and Awards:
As per International Air Transport Association (IATA), it is one of the largest carriers of the world when market capitalization is considered. It provides services on almost all the popular routes of the world with the help of its alliances and associations. The carrier is one of the founding members of the Oneworld alliance along with its subsidiary Dragon-air. As per reports, millions of passengers opted for Cathay Pacific airlines ticket booking service in the previous year. Apart from this, Cathay Pacific is the largest international cargo airline in the world and its hub is the busiest airport as far as cargo traffic is taken into consideration.
By providing best-in-class services at an economic cost, right timings, top-notch in-flight amenities and the latest safety standards, the carrier grabbed Airline of the Year award by Skytrax in 2014. This is the fourth time that it has been recognized as the best airline in the world, which is a record in itself. Apart from these acknowledgments and awards, it is among first choices of travelers.
The Marco Polo Club:
The Marco Polo Club (The Club) is one the two loyalty programs offered by the airline. Members of this program are automatically registered for the other program – Asia Miles members. There are four tiers in this membership program, namely Green, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. A nominal amount is charged for membership subscription, and travelers are given access to green tier facilities. With the increase in flier miles, they are promoted to other levels. The Club miles can be obtained by booking tickets with the airline itself, Dragon-air and all the Oneworld member carriers. These points are used for the membership upgrade, downgrade or renewal.
The Green tier benefits include dedicated check-in counters, lounge access, priority boarding and excess baggage allowance. Members are promoted to Silver tier after the Club miles reaches 30000 or the Club Sectors go as high as 20. Additional benefits include priority wait-list, business class lounge access, business class check-in, and members can use the Frequent Visitor channels at Hong Kong International Airport. When the miles surpass 60000 points, the member is promoted to Gold tier. As points double, the member gets access to benefits provided in the diamond tier. Members get business lounge access and can bring guests with them apart from increased baggage allowance along with priority check-in and baggage handling.