Cathay Pacific offers new “Fare48” online

25th Feb 2002

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced details of its latest Fare48 promotion with air fare starting as low as HK$1,190 for destinations including Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Taipei. The tickets go on sale at 00:01 on 26 February.

Fare48 got its name because the “window” for booking these special tickets is only 48 hours. Customers need to move fast with these new fares because of the very attractive prices on offer, aimed at impulse travellers who fancy a quick break. Fare48 offers great deals to a varying selection of attractive destinations - both long- and short-haul - selected from Cathay Pacific`s extensive network.

Dane Cheng, Cathay Pacific General Manager Sales Hong Kong and China said: “Fare48 is something to put a bit of extra fun into travel - the chance to go somewhere different for a really special price. The Fare48 deals do sell out quickly so it pays to check the Cathay Pacific Website regularly, or register for CXpecials email updates to get the latest fares sent to you direct. Fare48 began just as a trial at the end of last year, but the response we got - thanks to great prices and the ease of booking - encouraged us to make it a regular feature.”

Passengers can book Fare48 tickets direct from the airline`s Website - The latest Fare48 deals are launched, on average, once every week, and are always advertised immediately on the Website. To get CXpecials email updates travellers may simply register on the Cathay Pacific Website. Registration is simple, by following the link from the homepage.

Passengers can also book hotels for their trips at special rates straight from the Cathay Pacific Website. This week Fare48 customers can book The Gallery Evason Singapore Hotel in Singapore for only HK$400 and the Park Plaza Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for just HK$292 per night.


Fare48 is one of many bonuses for customers visiting the airline`s Website. Cathay Pacific`s commitment to being Asia`s leading e-Business airline has been demonstrated by the wide range of online travel tools launched over recent months. These include Online Check-in, network-wide notiFLY Flight Paging via mobile phones and email, and a Downloadable Timetable.

Fare48 generally offers tickets for sale seven to ten days before departure, allowing passengers time to make arrangements for their trip. Trip durations for short-haul routes such as Singapore or Taipei are normally from two to seven days, while long-haul destinations such as London or San Francisco are two to 14 days. In addition to the Website, Fare48 is available from travel agents. Currently Fare48 tickets are only available for journeys beginning in Hong Kong.



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