Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd, operating as Dragonair and branded as Cathay Dragon, is a Hong Kong-based international regional airline. The airline operates a scheduled passenger network to 44 destinations in 13 countries and territories across Asia. Additionally, Dragonair has three codeshares which are served by partner airlines. Dragonair has its corporate headquarters at Dragonair House and has its main hub at the Hong Kong International Airport. Dragonair is wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong’s flag carrier: Cathay Pacific and is an affiliate member of the OneWorld airline alliance.
Origins and Ownership
The airline was founded on May 24, 1985 by Chao Kuang Piu, Dragonair’s honorary chairman. Dragonair was the first local competitor for Hong Kong’s largest airline: Cathay Pacific, for forty years; and since the airline’s inception, Cathay Pacific fought vigorously to block the airline’s flight-slot applications. The airline began services to Phuket, Thailand, as well as six secondary cities in mainland China on a regular charter basis in 1986. In 1987, the airline became the first Hong Kong-based airline to join as an active member of the International Air Transport Association.
What people are saying
Apparently, customers of Dragonair have been posting series of positive reviews all over the internet (preferably in TripAdvisor). Here’s a list of what the customers of Dragonair have posted:
“Flew from Hong Kong to Kathmandu, Nepal 3 1/2 weeks ago and then returned yesterday. I was expecting Dragonair to be an inferior service to Cathay Pacific, their sister airline, however, I was pleasantly surprised. The aircraft was far newer, the seat pitch more generous and the staff were caring and attentive. I would definitely fly Dragonair again.”
—ShineSyndneyAustralia (Sydney, Australia)
“As a penangnite, I definitely love this direct flight. Now became Cathay Dragon. My seat was at the middle of the aircraft. I did not order for meal, so no meal was served. The crew were friendly and nice. Yes, 5-star for cleanliness. In total, it was enjoyable flight.”
—JamieTan126 (Penang Island, Malaysia)
“The crew was great, gave good service and the meal service was nice. The IFE was not the best, neither remote or touch screen worked properly. The movies and TV shows offered was all that great. The seats are small and does not feel comfortable.”
—Andreas N (Hong Kong, China)
The website shows a minimalistic design. White background with Grey and red panels, peppered with different photos that will showcases the beauty of every city that they advertise. Scrolling down, several advertisements regarding their cheap flight deals are listed. In the website, users are allowed to do an online check-in, book a trip and even manage their booking accounts. Dragonair offers four can classes: Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class. They also offer different deals, in which you can browse by visiting their website. You can visit Dragonair’s website by clicking this link.
- Website URL: www.dragonair.com
- Contact number: +800 2747 3333
- Fax Number: +852 3193 3889
- Head Office Address: Dragonair House, 11 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong, China
An average airline that has an exceptional services. Dragonair might have some flaws like, sturdy and tight chairs, problems with the on-board entertainment, etc. But then, their responsive and attentive accommodations towards their passengers really makes the trip worthwhile, giving each passenger the enjoyment and convenience during the flight.