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Our new Economy fares


More choices. More flexibility. More value.

Our new Light, Essential and Flex fares are tailored to the different needs of travellers, each fare offers increasingly more control and greater benefits, from enhanced baggage allowances to flexible rebooking and upgrade options.

Usage: All media worldwide 

Expiry date: 01 Jul 23


Light

Enjoy great value fares that give you exactly what you need to travel light

Usage: All media worldwide (excluding TV)

Expiry date: Perpetual


Essential

Comes with extra luggage and seat pre-selection; the perfect balance of comfort and value


Flex

Have complete control of your travel plans with maximum convenience and protection


Introducing our new Economy fares

Choose the fares that suits you and your customers best - because no two journeys are the same. 

 
Light
Essential
Flex
 Cabin baggage
 1 x 7kg
 1 x 7kg
 1 x 7kg
Check in baggage
 1 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
Pre-select your seat
$
Free
Free
Pre-select extra legroom seat
$
$
Free
Flight changes
$ $ + any fare difference
$ + any fare difference
Fare difference only
Refund
$ $ $
$ $
$
Earn Club Points and miles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Upgrade with Asia Miles
-
Yes
Yes
Standby for earlier flight
-
-
Yes

For Global Specialty products - Marine & Offshore, Student, please refer to GDS or fare sheet for attribute details.

 


Enjoy an elevated experience at a competitive price

 

Light

 

Light → Essential


A perfect balance of everything you need

 

 Additional baggage allowance
 

 Pre-select seat for free
 

 Pay less for change and refund
 

 Upgrade with Asia Miles

Essential

 

Essential → Flex


Pre-select extra legroom seat for free

 

 Pre-select extra legroom seat for free
 

 Pay even less for refund

 Change for free (fare difference applies)
 

 Standby for earlier flight available

 

Flex


Updates in baggage system

Here are the updated checked baggage allowances for different cabin classes:

Route
Economy
Premium Economy
Business
First
Light
Essential
Flex
All except HKG -AKL/CHC vv.
1 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
2 x 32kg
3 x 32kg
HKG - AKL/CHC (direct flights) vv.
3 x 23kg
-

Premium Economy Class baggage allowance for flights to/from or via the Americas will be changed from 2 x 25kg to 2 x 23kg for ALL markets from 28 September 2021.

Until the launch of the new fare choices, the checked baggage allowance in markets using the weight system will remain the same. There will be some updates to the checked baggage allowance in markets with the piece system from 28 September 2021. Please visit the Check-in Baggage page for details.


Marco Polo Club benefits

With the new fares, Gold and Diamond members of Marco Polo Club are entitled to one piece of complimentary checked baggage in addition to the original baggage allowance for their purchased fare type. Silver and above members can enjoy complimentary seat selection, including extra legroom seats and advanced seat reservations.

 
Green
Silver
Gold
Diamond
Check in baggage
-
-
+ 1 piece
+ 1 piece
Pre-select your seat
-
Free
Free
Free
Pre-select extra legroom seat
-
Free
Free
Free

 


Changes in fare names for other cabins

Fare names of other cabins (Premium Economy, Business and First) will be refreshed.

 
Premium Economy
Business
First
Current
Premium Economy Class Standard
Premium Economy Class Flex
Business Class Save
Business Class Standard
Business Class Flex
First Class Flex
In markets where new Economy fares become available from 2H 2021
Premium Economy  Essential
Premium Economy Flex
Business Light
Business Essential
Business Flex
First Flex


Availability

The redesigned Economy fares will be introduced progressively across Cathay Pacific’s network in phases. Initially, they will be available for flight tickets originating from Malaysia, South Korea or the Taiwan region from 28 September 2021. They will then be extended across the rest of the network over the next six months, and to Hong Kong during the first quarter of 2022.

GDS and aggregator partners will be able to access contents of the new fare structure. If you have queries about the display on the booking interfaces and the APIs, please consult your GDS and aggregator partners.