Cathay Pacific offering free carbon offset on flights booked during Green Friday promotion

Vishnu Rajendran, Area Manager, Middle East, 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 by making a positive impact on the environment. With up to 15 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, Manila, 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. 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.

Vishnu Rajendran, Area Manager, Middle East 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 percent of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a part of total fuel-usage by 2030.
  • Pledged to cut ground emissions by 32 percent 2030 and 55 percent by 2035 from 2018 baseline.
  • Committed to be net-zero by 2050
Vishnu Rajendran, Area Manager, Middle East, Cathay Pacific.
Vishnu Rajendran, Area Manager, Middle East, Cathay Pacific.