Cathay Pacific to unleash 6,020 sponsored tickets to Hong Kong
Just pay taxes and surcharges – if you get in, the base fare is covered.
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Hong Kong has shaken off its travel restrictions and the city is awakening from its slumber. To celebrate, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong International Airport and the Hong Kong Tourism Board are offering more than 500,000 subsidised tickets globally to bring visitors back to the ‘Pearl of the Orient’.
Australian residents will be able to snap up one of the 6,020 return tickets allocated across the airline’s flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. With the base fare completely covered, all you’ll need to do is to pay the remaining taxes and surcharges on the ticket.
How to access Cathay Pacific’s exclusive ticket offer
Keep these pointers in mind when you’re planning your trip. You can read more FAQs on the Cathay Pacific website, but we’ve summarised the key points here.
- You must be a Cathay member to access these tickets. Read our guide for more details on the Cathay loyalty program and for information on how to sign up.
- The sponsored tickets for Australian departures will become available at 12 pm AEST, Monday 29 May. The sale ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 4 June, but we expect tickets will sell out well before then.
- The travel dates are from 29 May 2023 to 28 February 2024. The minimum stay in Hong Kong is 2 days and the maximum stay is 1 month. Blackout dates and embargo periods may apply.
- Each Cathay member can book one discounted ticket under this offer. If multiple people are travelling, they’ll need to book their own flights under the offer separately. Unfortunately, children and infants can’t be booked as part of this offer.
- Fares will be booked as ‘Economy Essential’ with a 2x 23kg luggage allowance. You can earn Asia Miles and Status Points on the fare (including crediting it to a partner program if you prefer). The seats are also upgradeable with Asia Miles, subject to availability. This offer depends on ‘O’ class fares being available.
- The promotional fare is non-transferable, non-reroutable and non-exchangeable. Rebooking the travel date will cost A$460 per transaction.
Hong Kong International Airport’s ‘World of Winners’ campaign is dishing out 6,020 subsidised return tickets between Australia to Hong Kong. If you’re one of the lucky travellers quick enough to snap up a ticket, you’ll just have to pay the fees and surcharges on the ticket.
At the time of writing, the taxes on a return ticket are around A$200 per person. But the question remains on whether the fuel surcharge of US$236.6 (A$356) will also be added. Either way, a return ticket to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific for under A$600 is a deal, no matter how you look at it.