Fly to Asia from $599 return for Chinese New Year with Cathay Pacific

Stephanie Yip 1 February 2018 NEWS

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Now that's something to celebrate.

Chinese New Year is knocking on our doors coming quick and fast just over a fortnight away on 16 February 2018. For those of you yet to book your trip to visit family or regale in the celebrations, take heart because there's still hope for catching a cheap flight up with Cathay Pacific's Chinese New Year sale.

Launched this afternoon at 4pm, it features fares as low as $599 return to destinations such as China, Japan, India and more.

The starter fare of $599 return is for Perth to Beijing journeys. Other featured fares include Adelaide to Shanghai from $604 and Sydney to Beijing from $638.

Despite being a Chinese New Year sale, travel is available from 1 February through to 30 November 2018. No doubt, those peak Chinese New Year dates will fly off the shelves so you'll need to be in quick to snatch them up to catch the cities dressed in lights and festivities at a bargain price.

Both economy and premium economy seats are on sale but only until midnight 16 February.

You can search for and book flights now through the official Cathay Pacific site here.

How good are these flights?

Chinese New Year is arguably one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year to travel to Asia, so catching full-service flights on a 5-star airline under $600 return is practically unheard of, especially this late in the game.

If that wasn't enough to sell you, they even come up slightly cheaper than last year's sale, which featured fares from $643 return for similar routes.

For bargain hunters who are still feeling the pinch, AirAsia has just released a short 48-hour sale on flights throughout Asia during Chinese New Year with fares from $358 return. However, these don't include checked luggage which you may want to add especially if you're visiting family and bringing presents in tow.

They also don't include in-flight meals or entertainment, which in the end could wind up costing you more than these Cathay flights, depending on if you need/want them.

Fares and routes in the Cathay Pacific Chinese New Year sale:

From Price Dates Book
Perth Beijing $599 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2025 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Perth Shanghai/Shanghai Pudong Int'l $599 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2026 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Adelaide Beijing $604 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2030 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Adelaide Shanghai/Shanghai Pudong Int'l $604 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2031 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Cairns Beijing $612 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2032 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Cairns Shanghai/Shanghai Pudong Int'l $612 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2033 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Brisbane Beijing $619 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2027 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Brisbane Shanghai/Shanghai Pudong Int'l $619 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2028 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Melbourne Beijing $621 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2022 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Melbourne Shanghai/Shanghai Pudong Int'l $621 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2023 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Beijing $638 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2018 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Shanghai/Shanghai Pudong Int'l $638 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2019 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Brisbane Qingdao $679 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2029 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Melbourne Fuzhou $681 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2024 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Nanjing $698 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2020 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Wuhan $698 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2021 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Perth Cebu $735 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2044 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Brisbane Manila $769 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2045 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Melbourne Seoul/Incheon Int'l $810 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2040 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Seoul/Incheon Int'l $827 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2036 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Perth Osaka/Kansai Int'l $850 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2043 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Adelaide Taipei $862 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2046 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Melbourne Delhi $875 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2042 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Melbourne Tokyo/Narita Int'l $877 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2039 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Melbourne Taipei $878 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2041 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Cairns Mumbai $886 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2047 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Delhi $891 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2038 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Tokyo/Narita Int'l $894 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2035 Get your Cathay Pacific flight
Sydney Taipei $895 1-7 February; 15-18 February; 28 February - 30 November 2037 Get your Cathay Pacific flight

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