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October 10, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Flights to Europe are cheap at the moment as Chinese airlines duel with Gulf and European carriers – and they’ve just got even cheaper, with Cathay Pacific launching a promotion on fares from all Australian ports to London from AUD 1066 return.

1066 has a ring to it. It was the year William the Conqueror invaded England from Normandy, going on to build the Tower of London to keep the English under control.

More to the point, that AUD 1066 lead-in return fare isn’t from Perth. It’s from Melbourne to Gatwick. Many travellers prefer Gatwick to Heathrow – it’s 30 minutes from London Victoria station on the Gatwick Express.

Cathay’s sale includes flights to Gatwick and to Heathrow. It’s on all this month, for travel anytime up to 28 February 2019. There are no blackout periods, so anyone wishing to head to Britain (and perhaps elsewhere in Europe to enjoy the Northern Hemisphere festive season, maybe even a white Christmas) can take advantage of the sale.

Fares (economy class) are as follows:

From To Sale Fare From* PP Sale Period Travel Period
Economy Class  






From 5 October 2018 to 31 October 2018

From 5 October 2018 to 28 February 2019
(No Blackout periods)
Sydney London Gatwick $1216
Sydney London Heathrow $1272
Melbourne London Gatwick $1066
Melbourne London Heathrow $1122
Perth London Gatwick $1136
Perth London Heathrow $1192
Brisbane London Gatwick $1164
Brisbane London Heathrow $1220
Adelaide London Gatwick $1115
Adelaide London Heathrow $1171
Cairns London Gatwick $1146
Cairns London Heathrow $1202

The fares are quoted for low season and include all taxes and surcharges. They are correct as of this week.

Out of Australia Cathay Pacific operates over 70 flights a week to Hong Kong from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Cairns.

All flights connect over the Hong Kong hub to the airline’s worldwide network, including cities in China served by Cathay Dragon. Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the oneworld global alliance, whose combined network serves almost 700 destinations worldwide.

Written by Peter Needham

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