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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 ZASTUDENT.

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  South West Pacific and Asian destinations.*

It’s easy to book. All you have to do is enter code ZASTUDENT 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

Booking details and Fare discount

Departure Period: 31 March 2023 - 31 December 2024
Book by: 30 September 2023
Discount code:


  • Johannesburg
  • South West Pacific: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland, Christchurch and more
  • China: Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xi'an and more
  • Asia: Manila, Cebu, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Denpasar and more

*Terms and conditions apply.

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.






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 (to US/Canada only), 23kg + 1 extra piece (all destinations), 23kg
Student fare flight changes

Exclusive rate of USD50

Exclusive rate of USD20

Free seat pre-selection - check check
(also applicable to extra legroom)
Status Points and miles check check check
Upgrade with miles - check check
Free same-day earlier flight change - - 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 restrictionsOpen a new window may apply.

Save up to HKD200 off on                      
Enjoy up to 60% off at the Plaza Premium Lounge in Hong Kong
Earn 500 bonus Asia Miles on purchases at the Cathay Pacific shop
  1. The offer applies to students or recent graduates aged 31 and below (based on outbound departure date) holding a valid student identification card or acceptance letter issued by an educational institute from any country. An International Student Identity Card (ISIC), proof of a student visa will also be accepted as proof of student status. Proof must be valid at the time of travel.
  2. To enjoy the offer, customers must add the discount code on the flight search panel at a new window Any request to apply the discount code after checkout is not accepted.
  3. The discount code cannot be used on Cathay Pacific mobile app or other channels.
  4. Children and infant discount not applicable.
  5. Offer is valid all year round; airfares differ according to destination.
  6. Tickets must originate and be issued in South Africa.
  7. Rebooking: USD50 (Economy Light), USD20 (Economy Essential), Free (Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business Class). Changes must be made before the ticketed flight/date.
  8. Cancellation Fee: USD230 (Light), USD180 (Essential) and USD100 (PEY, Business) 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.
  9. No-show fee: USD200.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The fares detailed in this offer are subject to limited availability and offered on a first come, first served basis.
  13. For details regarding mileage accrual, please refer to a new window
  14. Other terms and conditions apply.
  15. This offer is subject to change without prior notice.
  16. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited reserves the right of final decision on the offer.
  17. The discount code can only be applied to a maximum of five passengers per booking.