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Dragonair

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Alternative meanings: There is also an Dragon-type Pokmon named Dragonair.


Dragonair (港龍航空有限公司 Pinyin: Gǎnglng, literally "Dragon of Hong Kong") is a major airline based in Hong Kong. It is associated with Cathay Pacific.

Dragonair is a member of Asia Miles, a frequent flyer programme led by Cathay Pacific. It is also a member of JMB ( Japan Airlines Mileage Bank), led by Japan Airlines.

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Code Data

  • IATA Code: KA
  • ICAO Code: HDA
  • Callsign: Dragon

History

Dragonair started flying in July of 1985, with a Boeing 737, in a flight from Kai Tak International Airport to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. At the time, Dragonair was only a small new player in the Asian skies, and the airline's name was Hong Kong Dragon Airlines. In 1986, the airline officially changed its name to Dragonair (although its Chinese name remained the same). In 1987, the airline began charter flights to mainland China. This was also the year that Dragonair became the first Hong Kong-based airline to join the IATA. The airline kept a slow but steady growth throughout the 1990s, decade in which it became associated with Cathay Pacific. In 1993, Airbus A320's joined the fleet, followed by Airbus A330s in 1995. In 1998, Dragonair became the last airline to have a plane landing at Kai Tak International Airport. Nowadays, Dragonair flies to 29 destinations.

Subsidiaries

Dragonair Holidays 100.00%
Hong Kong International Airport Services Ltd. (HIAS) 100.00%
LSG Lufthansa Service Skychefs 31.94%
Hong Kong Airport Services Ltd. (HAS) 30.00%
Dah Chong Hong - Dragonair Airport GSE Service Ltd. (DAS) 30.00%
Das Aviation Support Ltd. (DSL) 30.00%
Wise Counsel Ltd. (WCL) 30.00%

Services

29 cities around mainland China, Taiwan, the rest of Asia, the Middle East (cargo flights only), and Europe (also cargo flights only).

Dragonair also code share on various Air China flights between Hong Kong and China

Fleet

The Dragonair fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2005):

Livery

Dragonair's planes are basically all white, with a red dragon on the tail, and the name Dragonair written in English dark lettering under the front passenger windows, and in Chinese red lettering over the front passenger windows also.

External links

See also: List of Hong Kong companies

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