Cathay Pacific celebrates 20 years of flying to Toronto

Good news for Asia travellers looking for Business and Premium Economy Class deals

VANCOUVER, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Champagne corks are certain to be popping onboard Cathay Pacific flights on June 9th as the airline celebrates 20 years flying between Toronto and Hong Kong.

On June 9th, 1994 Cathay Pacific was the first airline to offer fastest same-plane service with its 3 times weekly B747-400 flights between Toronto and Hong Kong, with a technical stopover in Anchorage.  Over 20 years the airline has increased the number of passenger flights to 10 flights weekly, now non-stop and flown by the fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER ultra-long haul aircraft equipped with its highly acclaimed Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins configured to provide more personal space for passengers, all of whom receive Cathay Pacific's award-winning Service Straight from the Heart.

The airline also operates 2 times weekly all-freighter cargo service between Toronto and Hong Kong.

In celebration, Cathay Pacific is offering savings up to 35% off Business Class and up to 20% off Premium Economy Class airfares from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa to select cities in Asia and Australia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Bali.  How good are the deals? Examples of these round-trip airfares include:

Cathay Pacific Business Class 20th Anniversary Fare Sale
C$4,630 Toronto/Hong Kong
C$4,895 Ottawa/Beijing
C$5,188 Montreal/Bali

These airfares are on sale from now until 27 June 2014, inclusive, and available for flight departures 09 July to 31 December 2014, inclusive.

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy Class 20th Anniversary Fare Sale
C$2,086 Toronto/Hong Kong
C$2,370 Ottawa/Taipei
C$3,137 Montreal/Melbourne

These airfares are on sale from now until 27 June 2014, inclusive, and available for flight departures from 02 September to 30 November 2014, inclusive.

Above pricing is for Monday through Thursday departures (weekend fares available) and include taxes and surcharges; exact amount quoted once flights and dates are selected. Seats are limited and other rules & restrictions apply.  For fare details and bookings, visit www.cathaypacific.com/ca.

About Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific offers 10 flights weekly non-stop from Toronto to Hong Kong, 14 flights weekly non-stop from Vancouver to Hong Kong, and daily non-stop service Vancouver to New York (JFK), plus dedicated freighter service between Vancouver and Hong Kong and Toronto and Hong Kong.  The airline is a member of the oneworld™ alliance and a partner in Asia Miles, a leading Travel Reward program.  More information, including fares and availability, may be found by visiting www.cathaypacific.com/ca or call Cathay Pacific Reservations at 1.800.268.6868.

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Image with caption: "On June 9, 1994 Cathay Pacific's first flight arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport greeted by a traditional lion dance. (CNW Group/Cathay Pacific Airways)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140609_C8686_PHOTO_EN_41115.jpg

Image with caption: "Cathay Pacific Flight and Cabin Crew who operated first flight Hong Kong to Toronto on June 9, 1994 (CNW Group/Cathay Pacific Airways)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140609_C8686_PHOTO_EN_41117.jpg

Image with caption: "Cathay Pacific first flight arrives Toronto Pearson International Airport on June 9, 1994. Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew dressed in traditional costumes representing Asian countries the airline flies to. (CNW Group/Cathay Pacific Airways)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140609_C8686_PHOTO_EN_41119.jpg

SOURCE: Cathay Pacific Airways

For further information:

Jennifer Pearson
Cathay Pacific Airways
604.606.2916
Jennifer_pearson@cathaypacific.com

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