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Cathay Pacific offers 50% discount for senior citizens

14 Nov 2000

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced it is offering 50% discount on air tickets for senior citizens in Hong Kong. The discount is being launched to celebrate Senior Citizens Day on 19 November. Travellers aged 65 years or older can take advantage of the discount on applicable Economy Class fares by purchasing tickets between 13 November and 30 November. They must travel the first sector between 13 November and 28 February 2001.

The new promotion offers even higher discounts than the 25% Senior Discounts which Cathay Pacific launched in March 2000. The Senior Discounts offer has proven extremely popular and has enabled many of Hong Kong citizens to visit their families around the world and to go sightseeing to new destinations.

Cathay Pacific's General Manager Sales Hong Kong & China, Dane Cheng, said: "We are delighted to be able to support Hong Kong's senior citizens and the Social Welfare Department's initiatives with this new senior citizens promotion. As Hong Kong's airline we aim to do all we can to help Hong Kong people see the world."

Since the 25% Senior Discounts was launched in March, over 5,000 senior citizens in Hong Kong have taken up the offer. Favourite destinations for the local senior citizens have been Canada and Southeast Asia.

Customers are required to present a valid Hong Kong Identity Card or a Senior Citizen Card issued by the Social Welfare Department should they wish to purchase a Senior Discounts ticket at the Cathay Pacific Ticketing Offices or at any travel agent. The discounts apply both to published fares and market fares.

As Hong Kong's airline, Cathay Pacific undertakes a range of programmes to help develop Hong Kong and assist Hong Kong people of all ages. The airline has been title sponsor of the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Parade for the last two years. The airline also runs a Junior Pilot Club for Hong Kong's young people, contributes to Hong Kong's environment through tree-planting days, and supports Hong Kong-based charities such as the Life Education Activity Programme which teaches young people about the dangers of substance abuse.

Betty Law, Corp. Communication Manager, Public Relations, (852) 2747-5211
Maria Yu, Assistant Corporate Communication Manager, (852) 2747-5363