CATHAY PACIFIC PARTNERS WITH GOOD FOOD MONTH


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Cathay Pacific has for many years been known to savvy travellers as an airline that’s synonymous with serving only the best food and wine, not only on all their flights but in their First and Business Class Lounges as well.

To highlight the synergy between a great airline and great food, Cathay Pacific has been named as official airline partner for Sydney’s Good Food Month, taking place in October.

Recently named The World’s Best Airline by Skytrax, Cathay Pacific is flying in international renowned chefs for Sydney’s Good Food Month in October, as well as the Melbourne event, which will be held in November. The chefs include best selling cook book author and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi, Australian born David Thompson of Asia’s number one restaurant Nham in Bangkok and Italian chef Massimo Bottura of three Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena.

DSC02002Julie Reid, Cathay Pacific Australia’s Sales & Marketing Manager said “There’s no better way for foodies to travel than with Cathay Pacific. Start your culinary feast even before touchdown with delicious meals, including Cathay Pacific’s Signature Chinese Dishes, carefully designed to capture the essence of traditional Chinese cuisine. With Cathay Pacific’s sister airline, Dragon Air, you can easily launch from Hong Kong to 20 destinations across China and rediscover your taste buds”.

To celebrate its partnership with Australia’s largest food festival, Cathay Pacific has just released special return fares from Sydney to Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, allowing you to taste Asia with their delicious flight deals. These special Good Food Month Fares are only available until 17 October 2014 for departures during 12 January to 10 June 2015, so don’t take too long to decide which city you want to visit.

I had the pleasure of experiencing Cathay Pacific’s excellent Business Class food and service during a recent return flight to Hong Kong. The attentive service began at the check in desk with a warm greeting and continued as I boarded the aircraft and was escorted to my seat. As soon as I was seated, I was welcomed with a glass of champagne, what better way to start a flight. The food and matching wines served throughout the flight were so good, it was like dining in a five star restaurant and I was sorry when it was time to land.

DSC03906The pod seat provided a spacious area, with plenty of leg room and shelf space for my newspapers, magazines and other paraphernalia that I was using during the flight. With just the push of a button, the seat became a completely flat bed, enabling me to enjoy a few hours sleep to get me ready for all the action in Hong Kong.

Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading airlines, Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways offers scheduled passenger services to over 180 destinations in 42 countries and territories. Flights to and from Australian offer the choice of Business, Premium Economy and Economy class.

Sandra Tiltman    Photos: John Pond

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