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Students, we've got you covered

Take advantage of exclusive fares, extra baggage allowance and free changes# to your booking with our student-only discount code ILSTUDENT.

Whether you’re flying to study abroad, returning home, or planning a getaway in between terms, travel lies at the heart of life as an overseas student.

That’s why we’ve overhauled our student fares, so you can take advantage of exclusive prices, flexible booking options and extra baggage allowances when travelling to Asia and the Pacific.*

It’s easy to book. All you have to do is enter code ILSTUDENT when searching for your flight to reveal our student fares and benefits.^

* Passengers who purchase a student fare ticket must present a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC), student number, student visa or a letter of acceptance from the school for verification when checking in at the airport. Passengers who are unable to present the required documents will be required to pay the fare difference for their flight.

^ Subject to availability

Student fare options

Our redesigned Light, Essential and Flex Economy faresOpen a new window offer you more choices and more value than ever. And when you book a student ticket, we’ll throw in even more flexibility and benefits.*


Taking advantage of your term break? Travel light with our great-value fares.


Heading home? Take advantage of our increased baggage allowance.


Embarking on your study abroad adventure? Take complete control over your booking.






Student fare price Exclusive fare rate^
Cabin baggage 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg
Checked baggage+ 1 piece, 23kg 2 pieces, 23kg each 2 pieces, 23kg each
Student fare checked baggage - - + 1 extra piece (all destinations), 23kg
Student fare flight changes Exclusive rate of USD50 Exclusive rate of USD20 Free
Free seat pre-selection - check check
(also applicable to extra legroom)
Free same-day earlier flight change - - check
Status Points and miles check check check
Upgrade with miles - check check

To travel in true style, book our Premium Economy and Business student fares. On top of our unrivalled experience, we offer students three pieces of checked baggage and unlimited complimentary date changes on every booking.

Checked baggage allowances are applicable to Cathay Pacific operated flights only. Baggage size and piece restrictions may apply.

Booking details

Departure Period: 1 April 2023 - 31 December 2024
Book by: 30 September 2023
Discount code: ILSTUDENT
  • See breakdown below

See terms and conditions for complete details.

Destinations covered in this offer

                                Country                                                                     City                                      
Thailand Bangkok
Vietnam Da Nang
Ho Chi Minh City 
                                Country                                                                     City                                      
Phillipines Cebu
 Singapore Singapore
                                Country                                                                     City                                      
Japan Fukuoka
Taiwan China Kaohsiung
                                Country                                                                     City                                      
Australia Adelaide
New Zealand Auckland
New Zealand Christchurch
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Booking of more than 9 passengers is currently not available online. Please contact your local reservations office.

Booking of more than 4 passengers is currently not available online. Please contact your local reservations office.

  1. The Offer applies to student age 31 or below (based on outbound departure date) with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) or Student number.
  2. Children and infant discount not applicable.
  3. Offer is valid all year round; airfares differ according to destination.
  4. Tickets must originate and be issued in Hong Kong.
  5. Rebooking: USD50 (Economy Light), USD20 (Economy Essential), Free (Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business Class). Changes must be made before the ticketed flight/date.
  6. Cancellation Fee: USD230 for wholly unused ticket only. For partially used tickets, refund applied only if residual is available after deducting the applicable fare (same or higher class code) of the flown sector plus handling fee USD230.
  7. No-show fee: USD 150.
  8. Premium Economy Class may not be available on all flight segments. Where passengers choose to switch their booking after ticket issuance to a flight not offering Premium Economy Class, Economy Class seat will be offered without any fare refund.
  9. Fares displayed include taxes and carrier-imposed surcharges. All fares, government taxes and fees, and surcharges are subject to change at any time. For ticket cancellations, where applicable, the Hong Kong Passenger Security Charge, the Hong Kong Air Passenger Departure Tax, and the Hong Kong International Airport Construction Fee will be refunded without any administration fees.
  10. The fares detailed in this offer are subject to limited availability and offered on a first come, first served basis.
  11. For details regarding mileage accrual, please refer to www.asiamiles.comOpen a new window.
  12. Other terms and conditions apply.
  13. This offer is subject to change without prior notice.
  14. The discount code can only be applied to a maximum of five passengers per booking.
  15. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited reserves the right of final decision on the offer.