Dragonair’s inaugural service to Zhengzhou in north-central China was celebrated in Hong Kong by the airline’s mangement board and VIP guests. Passengers travelling on the maiden flight were given welcome gifts to mark the airline’s 21st Chinese route.
Welcome ceremony was thrown by Yangon Airport in Burma to celebrate the arrival of Dragonair’s four-weekly services.
- Dragonair commenced two new routes last week. On 8 January, the Hong Kong (HKG) based airline launched daily services to Zhengzhou (CGO) in the north-central China. Competition in this market comes from China Southern Airlines which also provides daily frequencies. The following day the airline inaugurated flights from Hong Kong to Yangon (RGN), the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar. Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: "We see tremendous potential in this market with both tourism and commercial activities rapidly gaining momentum. We look forward to carrying more passengers between Hong Kong and Myanmar and helping to promote ties between the two places." The 2,000-kilometre route has not been served since March 2008 and now is operated four-times weekly with airline's A320.