Fly in Style to Asia with Cathay Pacific's Special 55+ Fares

Award-winning airline unveils discounted Premium Economy Class fares for passengers aged 55+

VANCOUVER, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Cathay Pacific, recognized around the world for service excellence, is offering Canadian passengers, aged 55 and older, savings up to 20% off qualifying Premium Economy Class fares to select cities in Asia.

Flight departures from either Vancouver or Toronto, this offer includes many of Cathay Pacific's most popular destinations such as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai. Round-trip fares from Vancouver to Hong Kong start at just $1,841, or Toronto to Hong Kong from $2,008 (taxes and surcharges are approximate and included).

These fares are on sale from now until 31 July, 2013 and available for departures from 15 August to 10 December, 2013.  Other restrictions may apply.  More information and flight bookings can be made online at www.cathaypacific.com/ca

"We hope these special fares will encourage travellers to extend their summer vacation or offer a welcome opportunity to visit family and friends overseas," said Cheuk Lo, Cathay Pacific's Vice President Canada.  "Travellers will also appreciate what we've created to enhance their flying experience with our new Premium Economy Class, now onboard all flights departing Vancouver and Toronto," he added.

Cathay Pacific's Premium Economy Class features a quieter, more spacious cabin than traditional Economy Class.  Seat pitch is 38 inches and the comfortable seat is wider with a bigger recline.  It has a large meal table, cocktail table, footrest a 10.6 inch personal TV, an in-seat power outlet, a multi-port connector for personal devices and extra personal stowage space.  Complementing these features, travellers will also benefit from priority check-in and boarding with an increase in baggage allowance from 23 to 25 kg each bag (2 pieces).

About Cathay Pacific Canada
Cathay Pacific offers 10 non-stop flights weekly between Toronto and Hong Kong, twice daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong and a daily non-stop flight between Vancouver and New York.  Also, from the convenient hub of Hong Kong, the airline offers seamless connections to an extensive network, including 22 cities in Mainland China (operated by sister airline, Dragonair).

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SOURCE: Cathay Pacific Airways

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