Cathay Pacific’s new economy fare structure from Dubai

Cathay Pacific’s new economy fare structure from Dubai

The airline’s passengers will now have more choice and flexibility when booking flights

Cathay Pacific has developed new Light, Essential and Flex fares that have just been introduced to those travelling from Dubai, UAE. Cathay Pacific will progressively introduce its redesigned Economy fares across the network in phases.

Each fare category offers more control and extensive benefits, from enhanced baggage allowances to flexible rebooking and upgrade options. 

Details of the new fares are as follows:

Light Fares
Light fares enable customers to enjoy great value when they have confirmed travel plans and are travelling light.
One piece of checked-in luggage is included and customers can pay for additional luggage and other benefits like seat selection after their booking is made.

Essential Fares
Essential fares offer benefits including allowance for an extra piece of luggage, seat selection and the option to upgrade using Asia Miles. This fare type is ideal for those travelling with family, taking a longer trip or seeking more comfort and convenience.

Flex Fares
Flex fares give customers maximum flexibility with full control over their travel plans as and when changes are needed. 


Cathay Pacific area manager, Middle East Vishnu Rajendran said: “We understand our customers’ travel preferences have changed over time and that no two journeys are the same.  Our aim has always been to develop and provide offerings that are in line with what they’re looking for.

“The new fare categorisations allow our customers to choose the fare that resonates best with them, whether that is value fares, having the flexibility to opt for an earlier flight, or upgrade using Asia Miles. We’re confident these changes will provide our customers with even greater choice, flexibility and value when they fly with us.”  

In addition to redesigning its economy fares, Cathay Pacific is also shifting its baggage policy from calculating by weight to calculating by the number of pieces, which the airlines claims will provide a more generous baggage allowance in the majority of fare types and cabin classes. These changes will be applicable to all cabin classes and be gradually rolled out worldwide as the new Economy fares are introduced.

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