Got black cabs and Union Jacks on your mind? Maybe you’re dreaming of moonlit strolls in Paris, sun-drenched days in Madrid or beer-soaked afternoons in Frankfurt? With its chic cities, rich cultural tapestry and gorgeous scenery, Europe is nothing short of enchanting. Don’t even get us started on the gleaming canals and flower-strewn streets of Amsterdam, or the inspired art scene and avant-garde architecture in Dusseldorf.
Touching down in destinations across the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and more, Cathay Pacific know the continent well. Taking off from Auckland International, Hong Kong’s premium legacy carrier will whisk you to Europe in a heartbeat.
Your ticket to Europe’s most enchanting cities
Love to shop? Why not pencil in a visit to Milan, Italy’s self-confessed fashion capital of the world and birthplace of iconic brands like Prada, Armani, Versace and D&G? Beyond ticking off big-ticket sights like the Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, you can stumble across secret gardens in the Aventine neighbourhood, admire street art in the Ostiense district and eat your way through a smorgasbord of pizzerias and gelato stalls. Buon appetito indeed.
Cathay Pacific makes it easy to enjoy a spell in Europe, with incredible “early bird” flight deals to a host of destinations. This means that when you touch down in Zurich you can save your cash for a luxury boutique hotel in the Old Town and lavish nights out in the trendy Kreis 5 district.
Do your journey justice
At a time when cheap flights to Europe are a dime a dozen, choosing the right airline for your travel needs is just as important as planning the itinerary itself. With Cathay Pacific, you’ll be treated to a “full frills” experience, meaning you won’t need to pay extra for movies or meals, and there are even snacks available between meals in case you are hungry.
Since taking to the skies in 1946 Cathay has been underpinned by its “Service Straight from the Heart” philosophy. This unique concept describes the airlines’ aspiration to deliver efficient, friendly and caring service with a personal touch, no matter what cabin class you are travelling in. Plus, when you book Premium Economy you’ll enjoy access to the Plaza Premium lounge on selected inbound flights from UK/Europe. Travel in Business Class and on selected inbound flights you’ll receive hotel day room access which means you can freshen up before touching down in your final destination.
Europe is famously stylish, which means you won’t want to scrimp when it comes to packing. Thanks to Cathay Pacific’s generous luggage allowances you don’t have to think twice about packing seven pairs of shoes. Yes, seven. Economy Class passengers receive 30kg of checked baggage, with Premium Economy offered 35kg Business up to 40kg.
Stay a spell in sultry Hong Kong
Want to add a splash of the Orient to your trip? Award-winning Hong Kong International Airport is a fantastic place to transit, with Cathay Pacific making it easy to enjoy a day or two in its home city. The line’s in-town check-in service makes getting to the airport a breeze, and means you can maximise your time shopping at the Temple Street Night Market, strolling along the waterfront Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and taking in sweeping views of the city from Hong Kong Island’s upmarket The Peak neighbourhood. Simply check in at Hong Kong or Kowloon MTR station as early as one day in advance and then make your way to the airport via the efficient Airport Express Line (AEL).
Live a life well-travelled
Already dreaming of your next escape? As well as being a coveted member of the one world Alliance, Cathay Pacific is part of Asia Miles, one of the world’s leading travel and lifestyle rewards programmes. With more than seven million members and over 500 programme partners worldwide, Asia Miles is your ticket to upgrades, flights and vouchers with a host of New Zealand retailers.
Want to know more about how Cathay Pacific can help you live a life well-travelled? Head over to lifewelltravelled.cathaypacific.com for inspiration and information on the Cathay Pacific experience.