Cathay says ‘it’s good to move’ as world-class airline marks 77 years since first flight took off

by James Wilkinson

Cathay has revealed that its new premium travel lifestyle brand is officially rolling out to markets around the world, celebrating passion for travel as a way of living under the ‘Cathay’ master brand and simplifying the way customers interact with the company.

Cathay Chief Executive Officer, Ronald Lam, said Cathay represents much more than airline travel.

“It represents our evolution into a premium travel lifestyle brand consisting of a host of complementary categories – flights, holidays, shopping, dining, wellness and payment. Asia Miles is our currency to earn and burn under these pillars.

“Around the world, Cathay will now be our master brand while Cathay Pacific remains the brand of our airline, and proudly so.

“This month of September marks 77 years since the Cathay story first began with a single Douglas DC-3 aircraft nicknamed ‘Betsy’ and a drive to connect the world and its people. As the habits and needs of our customers have changed over the years, so too have we.

“Our evolution into Cathay marks an exciting new chapter in our history, and reflects our renewed focus on the customer and our determination to fulfil our vision of becoming one of the world’s greatest service brands.”

Lam said Customers across the globe can “look forward to an array of new and aspirational offerings in spending, dining, shopping, hotels and wellness, providing more opportunities for us to engage with our customers every day”.

To celebrate the rollout of Cathay around the world and inspired by its purpose to move people forward in life, the brand has launched its first global campaign in three years – ‘Feels Good To Move’.

According to the carrier, this campaign is a celebration of humanity’s innate urge to move, starting from our very first heartbeat, and every piece of content is an irresistible call to get moving.

Cathay General Manager of Brand, Insights and Marketing Communications Edward Bell said: “This campaign goes straight to the heart of why Cathay exists as a premium travel lifestyle brand – a brand that aims to enable us to live the premium travel lifestyle, every day.

“Since our beginnings, Cathay has always been about forward progress. Restlessness is in our DNA. This campaign is a celebration of how good it feels to move,” he said.

Cathay launches in 23 markets across Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.