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Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Offer More Asia Miles Earning Opportunities

09 Sep 2013

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair together with Asia Miles today announced the availability of mileage accrual in more Economy fare classes on both airlines.

From 8 October 2013, passengers who travel in three Economy subclasses – namely, “S”, “N” and “Q” classes - can earn Asia Miles at a rate of 25% of actual miles flown. These new earning classes are in addition to the Economy fare classes that currently earn 100% of miles flown.

The new mileage accrual opportunity will make it quicker and easier for passengers to accumulate miles, opening up a world of reward tickets and a huge range of other redemption opportunities through the travel reward programme.

James Tong, General Manager Revenue Management, Cathay Pacific, said: “This is an exciting development that will make flying in Economy Class on Cathay Pacific an even more attractive proposition for our passengers.”

Patrick Yeung, Chief Executive Officer, Dragonair, said: “Offering Asia Miles accrual in these three subclasses will complement the current suite of Economy Class fares that already earn miles at 100% of miles flown. We are happy to give more Dragonair passengers the opportunity to earn miles.”

Stephen S Y Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Miles, said: “We welcome this announcement by Cathay Pacific and Dragonair to provide more earning opportunities for our members. Asia Miles has 21 airline partners, and increasing the number of fare classeswhere Asia Miles can be earned means our memberscan earn and redeem miles quicker. This will help to reinforce Asia Miles’ position as the travel reward programme of choice for our 5.3 million members worldwide.”

In addition to being able to earn miles in Economy Class, passengers on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights earn miles at a rate of 150%, 125% and 110% of actual miles flown when travelling in First Class, Business Class and Premium Economy Class, respectively.

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), and San Francisco. More information, including current fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline’s website at cathaypacific.com/us, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus, or Twitter handle @CathayPacificUS. For North American reservations, dial toll-free: 1-888-678-9978.

Cathay Pacific Airways was awarded the “World’s Best Cabin Staff” and “Best Transpacific Airline” honors in the 2013 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™ programme, with more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world voting for their favourite travel experiences.

Contact:
Julie Jarratt, Communications Manager, Americas
415.848.2006 or Julie_Jarratt@CathayPacific.com

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