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Although Cathay Pacific is based in tiny Hong Kong it has grown to be the third largest airline in the world and often one of the best rated airlines too. Cathay Pacific flies to 168 destinations worldwide in over fourty countries. The airlines was founded by an American and Australion former airforce pilots in 1946. With a single aircraft they flew to destinations like Manilla, Singapore and Bangkok. With the acquisition of Hong Kong Airways in 1959 it became the sole airline operating from Hong Kong and in the years after it grew rapidly and added destinations to Vancouver (Canada), San Fransisco and Europe. The new non-stop flight Hong Kong to New York in 1998 does not cross the Pacific but flies over the northpole saving three hours from the normal route and is one of the longest non-stop flights by distance (12.963km). In 1999 Cathay Pacific became the launch customer of the new Boeing 777 aircraft and in 2002 of the new four-engine Airbus A340. It invested heavily in new aircraft resulting having one of the youngest fleet in the world. It acquired its subsidiary Dragonair in 2006. Dragonair is a regional airline focused on destination in China. The Dragonair deal allowed Cathay to grow rapidly in mainland China.
Cathay Pacific flies to over 101 destinations. Most Cathay Pacific flights are for destinations in United States but Cathay Pacific has international flights to several other countries as well, like for example China and Japan. From its main base in Hong Kong 270 flights depart every week. Many people who look for Cathay Pacific tickets look for flights to Taipei and Manila.
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Each passenger is allowed to bring a carry-on baggage into the aircraft. The weight and size depends on your ticket class. for Economy class tickets and Premium Class Economy the weight limit is 7 kg. For Business class it is 10 kilo while for First Class it is 15kg. Checked-in baggage also depends on the ticket class, with 20kg for Economy up to 40kg for First class tickets.