Despite its dire earnings report released earlier in the week, Cathay Pacific managed to bring a bit of cheer to its passengers.
Cathay Pacific and its sister carrier Dragonair has increased the luggage allowance for its guests across all cabin classes. An additional 10 kilogram allowance is now offered for check-in baggage. The adjusted baggage allowance will apply to tickets issued or exchanged on or after September 15.
Marco Polo Club silver, gold and diamond tier members will still benefit from an extra 10kg, 15kg and 20kg, respectively.
However, the increased lugagge allowance comes with restrictions on number of pieces to check in. Economy, premium economy and business class passengers will be able to check-in up to two pieces of luggage, while those in first class will be entitled to a maximum of three bags.
Hong Kong’s flag carrier saw its net profit drop to HK$353 million ($45 million) for the six months through June 30, compared to a profit of just under HK$2 billion in the same period last year.
We the economy class passengers also hope a legroom increase is in the pipeline.