In line with Cathay Pacific’s sustainability efforts, the airline is launching Green Friday travel deals, which offer free double carbon offsets to customers who book flights on its website from November 19 to 28, 2021. In South Asia East, the promotion also includes discounted airfares from seven countries to 25 destinations around the world.
Green Friday: flight agreements for a green cause
At no cost to the customer, Cathay Pacific will automatically make attributable monetary contributions through our own carbon offset program, Fly Greener, to offset double the carbon emissions for each ticket booked on cathaypacific.com. Cash contributions will directly fund Gold Standard projects validated by third parties to offset carbon emissions while making a difference to local communities in developing countries around the world.
Customers who purchase tickets during the Green Friday promotion period will also receive discounts of 10% on Economy Class tickets and 15% on Premium Economy and Business Class tickets from seven Southeast Asian countries to 25 destinations around the world. This is applicable for travel from April 1 to October 31, 2022. They can also earn up to 1,250 Asia Bonus Miles.
Cathay Pacific’s sustainable development efforts
Cathay Pacific has long been proactive when it comes to environmental sustainability. By inviting our customers to choose greener flight options, Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener program – the first offered by an Asian airline – has offset over 300,000 tonnes of CO2 since 2007. This is equivalent to flying around 1.3 million times from Hong Kong to Singapore in economy class.
In 2020, Cathay Pacific launched its first Green Friday promotion in the UK and Europe. In just 10 days, the airline has compensated nearly 5,000 London-Hong Kong flights, enough to cover 504 times around the world. This year, Cathay Pacific’s Green Friday promotion is extended globally with attractive flight deals and free double carbon offsets.
Dominic Perret, Cathay Pacific Regional General Manager for South East Asia, said: “We are very happy to launch Green Friday in South East Asia this year following the good response we received in Europe in 2020. Cathay Pacific is committed to reducing our carbon footprint, and many of our passengers are passionate about this as well.
Through Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener program, we empower our customers to make greener flight choices by inviting them to offset the carbon emissions of their flight. We hope this, along with our Green Friday promotion, will encourage more people to join us in our efforts to mitigate our impact on climate change. “
Flight deals are available on the Green Friday campaign page here. (RP)