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Dragonair - airline information




General information



Dragonair is a Hong Kong-based low cost airline subsidiary of Cathay Pacific.

Operating from its only base & hub, Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok International Airport, Dragonair serves 35 destinations across Asia.

The founding name of the company was Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, its name changed into Dragonair in 1986, a year later after being launched.

After the closure of Hong Kong's Kai Tak International Airport, Dragonair moved its base to Chek Lap Kok International Airport. Dragonair became the last airline to have "touched" the concrete of Kai Tak's runways.

The airline is gaining terrain on the Southeast Asian market, also helping Cathya Pacific face the low cost segment threat.


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 



"A great way to fly"

IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



Hong Kong


One World Alliance



Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport - Hong Kong

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:


Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:


Aircraft types used:

Airbus  A320, Airbus A330

Boeing 747

Accidents & incidents:



Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:

Asia Miles, The Marco Polo Club

Other important issues:

- Dragonair was the last airline to operate on Hong Kong's Kai Tak International Airport




In total 29 destinations are served by Dragonair (as of late 2009)

In 2007 there were 35 destinations.




This is one of the very few low cost carriers to own long range wide-body aircraft.

Dragonair uses the following types of aircraft: Airbus A320, Airbus A330, Boeing 747.

Since 2007, the fleet has become smaller with 3 airplanes (data from late 2009). From 33 in 2007 it was expected to rise to 35 with new orders, but instead has become smaller.


Frequent flyer program


The airline ahs 2 such loyalty reward programs: Asia Miles and The Marco Polo Club. the frequent flyer miles accumulated on either Cathay Pacific or Dragonair can be used, under certain conditions, with the other airlines.


Partnerships & alliances


Dragonair is not part of any airline alliance.


Code-share agreements:


The airline has code-share agreements with: 


Air China

Cathay Pacific

Royal Brunei


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 Last modified/updated: June 17, 2009


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