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Go Green this Black Friday with Cathay Pacific’s complimentary carbon offset and great travel deals

Great rewards for the greater good this Green Friday – start the festive season on a positive note by travelling with Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is eyeing up a greener future for travel, with the carrier’s annual Green Friday promotion. Customers can experience the joy of travelling with not only great travel deals and additional bonus miles, but also complimentary carbon offset for their journeys.

With up to 20 per cent off select destinations across cabin classes, travellers can take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s Green Friday promotion between 18 – 29 November 2022 for all travel booked through to 31 March 2023. The Green Friday promotion offers connections into highly sought-after destinations including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Sydney. In addition to the discounts, the airline is also giving existing and newly registered customers 3000 bonus Asia Miles that can be used to upgrade or when purchasing their next ticket using the Miles Plus Cash.

To give customers greener flying choices, Cathay Pacific is offering free carbon offset on all flights booked during this year’s Green Friday promotion period at no cost to the customer. The carbon offset contributions are made through Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener programme, which will offset all flights purchased on the airline’s website during this 10-day period. The cash contribution will directly fund third-party validated Gold Standard projects to offset carbon emissions while making a difference to local communities in developing countries around the world. In 2021, 27,280 tonnes of carbon emissions were offset via Fly Greener, including 7,320 tonnes that was offset by the carrier for their customers during the Green Friday campaign.

Anand Yedery, Regional Head of Marketing and Sales, South Asia, Middle East and Africa said, “Sustainability is one of the key pillars at Cathay Pacific. We recognise the effect carbon emissions have on the planet and constantly set strategic goals and plans to reduce and offset wherever we can.  Through Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener programme, we give our customers the opportunity to make greener flying choices by inviting them to offset the carbon emissions for their flight. We hope that this, together with our Green Friday promotion, will encourage more people to join us in efforts to mitigate our impact on climate change. It is also a time where they can plan their travel with best deals on fares.”

Highlights of Cathay Pacific’s commitments in sustainable development

  • Committed to using 10 per cent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a part of total fuel usage by 2030.
  • Pledged to cut ground emissions by 32 per cent by 2030 and 55 per cent by 2035 from the 2018 baseline.
  • Committed to being carbon net-zero by 2050.

Green Friday deals to incredible global destinations

Apart from Hong Kong, with ideal connections through Cathay Pacific’s home, key travel destinations include Tokyo, Manila, Los Angeles, and Sydney.

Travellers going to beautiful Tokyo can enjoy the Japanese Cherry Blossom season from March, soaking up the iconic blooms across key locations including Sanrizuka Memorial Park, Narita Memorial Park and Sogo Reido Sanctuary.

Los Angeles is an ideal destination for those looking to experience it all – entertainment, architecture, natural beauty and a bustling nightlife, the city has it all.  Mark your calendars from December onwards to witness the best music concerts at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall or visit Disneyland and Universal Studios decorated for the festive season. Green Friday’s travel period covers spring in Los Angeles, which is known to be one of the nicest times to visit the city.

Down in the southern hemisphere, Sydney’s summer season runs throughout the Green Friday travel period, meaning visitors can explore the city’s stunning coastline including Bondi Beach, go inland with a stroll through the famous Botanic Gardens, and explore the iconic harbour where the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge reside.

The hub for Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong has been welcoming tourists back. Known all over the world for a buzzing nightlife and abundant cultural experiences, the cooler seasonal temperatures at the turn of the year make it an ideal time to visit hotspots such as Victoria Peak, Temple Street Night Market and Tian Tan Buddha.

Visit the Cathay Pacific website to know more about the ticket fares and offers.

Cathay Pacific is the home airline of Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa. Cathay Pacific is a member of the Swire Group and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The airline has made substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading global transportation hubs. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance.