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Cathay Pacific

American Roy C Farrell and Australian Sydney H de Kantzow founded Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong on 24 September, 1946. Initially based in Shanghai, the two men eventually moved to Hong Kong and founded Cathay Pacific Airways. You can read the full story on the Cathay Pacific site.

The national carrier of Hong Kong offers 85 destinations worldwide and convenient connections to over 30 Asian cities.

From Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific has a comprehensive network of flights to onward destinations in the Far East and Australasia, and also serves the US, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East.

First, Business and economy class is available on all flights ex-UK. First and business class passengers have the benefit of a free limousine pick-up from within 60 miles of Manchester or Heathrow. First Class passengers have an exclusive lounge at Hong Kong's Kai-Tak airport. Their First Class seat has a pitch of 79 inches, is 22 inches wide between the armrests, has a bed width of 25 inches, and can recline 180 degrees into a completely flat bed.

Cathay Pacific is part of oneworld™, the leading quality global airline alliance

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For more information see the Cathay Pacific Home Page



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2005 Graham G Hawker