|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||11 July 2012|
(HONG KONG) Dragonair today announced that it will resume scheduled services to Haikou in Hainan Province, further strengthening Hong Kong's position as a global aviation hub and gateway to Mainland China.
The daily service between Hong Kong and Haikou will commence on 28 October 2012, operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.
"With the resumption of services to Haikou, Dragonair will serve the two most popular cities in Hainan Province - Sanya and Haikou, offering passengers more choice and greater convenience when travelling to this popular destination. As word spreads about what a unique destination it is, Hainan Island has seen significant traffic growth recently, showing great potential in this market," said Patrick Yeung, Dragonair Chief Executive Officer.
"Our Mainland China network will increase to 20 destinations with the addition of the Haikou service, reinforcing our commitment to our core market," Mr Yeung added.
Haikou is one of eight destinations to be launched or resumed by Dragonair this year. Since April, Dragonair has resumed or launched scheduled services to Xi'an, Guilin, Jeju, Taichung, Clark (in the Philippines) and Chiang Mai. The airline has also announced a new service to Kolkata in India that will launch in winter 2012. Together with Kolkata and Haikou, the total number of destinations served by the airline will increase to 41.
The flight schedule for Haikou is as follows (all times local, subject to government approval):
Note: schedule may change without prior notice; online booking service will be available through the Dragonair website at a later date
Travellers can call the Dragonair reservations hotline at 3193 3888 or contact their local travel agent for details.
Dragonair, an affiliate member of oneworld, is a Hong Kong-based airline operating a fleet of 35 passenger aircraft and serving 39 regional destinations, including 19 cities in Mainland China. Dragonair has been recognised for its product and service quality, and was voted for two consecutive years "World's Best Regional Airline" in the annual World Airline Survey run by Skytrax in 2010 and 2011. Dragonair is part of the Cathay Pacific Group, providing seamless connectivity for passengers to more than 160 cities around the globe.
Dragonair web site address: www.dragonair.com
For more information, please contact:
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited
Ivan Chan, Corporate Communication Manager International, Tel: (852) 2747 3837,
Agnes Yeung, Assistant Corporate Communication Manager International, Tel: (852) 2747 3834,