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Cathay Pacific offers complimentary tickets to see Miss Saigon

01 Mar 2001

Cathay Pacific Airways today launched an exclusive online promotion offering complimentary tickets to the hit musical Miss Saigon in Hong Kong. The offer is open to all passengers who book Cathay Pacific long-haul First Class or Business Class return tickets through its Website www.cathaypacific.com before 31 March. First Class customers will qualify for two deluxe seats at the show, worth HK$1,395 each. Business Class passengers will receive two premium tickets worth HK$695 each.

The air tickets must be used between 1 March and 31 April 2001. Long-haul flights are all those between Hong Kong and Europe, North America, New Zealand, Australia, and Africa. Full terms and conditions of the offer are available on the Cathay Pacific Website. Miss Saigon premieres at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on 18 May and the complimentary tickets will be available for three different dates subject to seat availability.

Cathay Pacific's Manager cathaypacific.com Dominic Purvis said: "We are delighted to be the title sponsor of Miss Saigon in Hong Kong, and even more so to be able to offer some of the best seats in the house to our valued passengers. Booking a seat online with Cathay Pacific is always fast and efficient - and it's even better when we also throw in two free seats at Miss Saigon."

Miss Saigon is one of the most successful musicals ever staged, and has already played to over 28 million people in twelve countries and 71 cities. The show, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, has so far earned more than US$1.3 billion at the box office.

Miss Saigon is set in 1975 during the final days before the American evacuation of Saigon. The story revolves around Kim, a young Vietnamese woman who falls in love with Chris, a marine guard at the US embassy. When Saigon falls and the Americans retreat, Chris leaves poor Kim behind, not realising that she is pregnant with his child.

In addition to complimentary tickets to see Miss Saigon, customers at the Cathay Pacific Website have access to a range of free travel tools. These include Online Check-In, notiFLY Flight Paging for arrival and departure updates via email or mobile phones, and a Downloadable Trip Planner. Cathay Pacific's Website was recently named the Best Airline Web Site 2001 in a worldwide survey of frequent flyers arranged by independent business travel information provider OAG.

Patrick Garrett, Corporate Communication Manager, Product, (852) 2747-5378
Elsa Leung, Assistant Corporate Comm. Manager, Product, (852) 2747-8282