GE14: Cathay Pacific waives fees for travel changes

Cathay Pacific and sister airline Cathay Dragon are waiving rebooking or rerouting fees if the election date falls within the passenger’s inbound or outbound travel dates. (AFP pic)

PETALING JAYA: Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific airline is waiving ticket rebooking and re-routing charges for travellers whose flights fall on the date of the 14th general election (GE14).

In a travel advisory posted on its website, the airline said the waiver is applicable for all flight tickets issued in Malaysia for Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Cathay Dragon.

“In anticipation of the announcement of Malaysia’s 14th general election, rebooking/re-routing charges will be waived irrespective of fare type if the travel date falls on the election date,” the advisory said.

The airline said the waiver was only applicable for Malaysian citizens, and only one change would be permitted for all tickets, including those with restrictions on date change.

The waiver applies if the election date falls within the passenger’s inbound or outbound travel dates.

Passengers are required to make the change within seven days from the announcement of GE14.

“Passengers are allowed to delay their travel dates up to two months from the original date of travel,” the advisory stated.

It said the waiver was not applicable to fare or tax difference(s) should the new date fall into a higher subclass or seasonality.

“All fare subclass and seasonality surcharges apply as per purchased flight ticket fare rules,” it added.