It is not just any airline. It is THE airline.
I flew with CX first in May 1997 - to HKG, then SEL and back, then AKL, back to HKG and then TPE and back. Service, at every stage and in each and every flight, was excellent - punctual, great food, just perfect in every way.
Then, earlier this year, I got to fly with them again - to HKG and then Osaka, back to HKG and onto LHR. The airport was this new CLK thingey, rather than the great old Kai Tak (do I sound just slightly biased?) but it was still the same old CX - wonderful service, wonderful crews and the KIX-HKG service was probably the best flight I'd ever had.
Well, if you haven't got the general gist by now . . !
Cathay is the world's best airline, based in Asia's greatest city and from CLK, so two out of three ain't bad! No seriously, it's the only choice.