Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club is changing the number of Club points that members earn on most Ultra-Short and Short flights and on Long and Ultra-Long Premium Economy and Economy flights effective December 8, 2017.
Marco Polo is the status recognition program for Cathay Pacific and members collect AsiaMiles that they use for award tickets. This Club Points earnings change makes it easier for members to earn status with the airline.
You can access Cathay’s page for the changes here.
Here are the changes:
Here are the zones:
Cathay Pacific has probably seen some erosion in number of elites that may be seeking some cheaper alternatives such as Hong Kong Airlines/Hong Kong Express and there are many alternate options traveling to/from mainland cities nowadays bypassing Hong Kong altogether.
Just surprised that this is not devaluation of benefits but an actual benefit enhancement.