Cathay Dragon steps into Kuala Lumpur market with twice-daily flights

Cathay Dragon’s inaugural service from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur was celebrated at the Malaysian airport with a gift exchange and a cake cutting ceremony. The airline is, in effect, replacing its parent company Cathay Pacific Airways on the route, though its services will continue until the end of April.

  • Cathay Dragon, the new name for Dragonair, has launched twice-daily service between Hong Kong (HKG) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL). The new service, which launched on 1 March, will be flown by the airline’s A330-300s. The 2,541-kilometre sector is already flown by AirAsia (four times daily), Malaysia Airlines (three times daily), Cathay Pacific Airways (13 times weekly) and Malindo Air (daily). Cathay Dragon is, in effect, replacing Cathay Pacific on the route, though its services continue until the end of April according to OAG schedule data. This becomes Cathay Dragon’s third route to Malaysia as it already serves Penang with 11 weekly flights and Kota Kinabalu with five. Speaking at the launch, Anna Choi, Cathay Pacific’s Country Manager for Malaysia and Brunei, said: “The Cathay Pacific Group of airlines, which includes Cathay Dragon, remains committed to grow in the Malaysian market, and will continue to provide the same high level of product and service to our customers travelling between Malaysia, Hong Kong and beyond, to our network of international destinations worldwide.”

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