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04 Jan 2013
Dragonair Boosts Vietnam Network with New Service to Da Nang

Dragonair announced today that, subject to government approval, it will launch a new three-times-weekly service to Da Nang commencing 28 March 2013. The new Da Nang service will further strengthen the airline's network in Asia and offer more choice and convenience to passengers travelling to and from Vietnam.

Da Nang will become the 12th destination launched or resumed by Dragonair since April 2012. It will also be the airline's second destination in Vietnam. Dragonair currently flies ten times a week between Hong Kong and Hanoi, while sister airline Cathay Pacific operates sixteen flights weekly between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City.

Operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, the new Da Nang service will depart Hong Kong every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Da Nang, known for its beautiful coastlines, including the famed Danang Beach, is also home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites - Hoi An, My Son and Hue. The city's mix of natural, historical and cultural attractions makes Da Nang an ideal leisure destination.

In addition to connecting passengers from around the world into Da Nang, the latest destination launch will offer passengers from Vietnam more options when connecting to Dragonair's extensive Mainland China network or the international network of Cathay Pacific though the Hong Kong hub.

Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: "Vietnam is becoming an increasingly important business and tourism destination and we are very excited about strengthening our presence in the country. Our new Da Nang service will facilitate more tourist traffic between Hong Kong and Vietnam and further boost Hong Kong's role as a major international aviation hub."

The flight schedule for Da Nang (DAD) is as follows. All times local and subject to government approval:

* Note: The schedule may change without prior notice. Online booking service will be available soon. Travellers can call the Dragonair reservations hotline at 3193-3888 or contact their local travel agent for details.

Dragonair earlier announced that it will launch new services to Zhengzhou, Yangon and Wenzhou on 8, 9 and 25 January 2013 respectively. The airline will also increase frequencies to a number of destinations effective from the 2013 summer schedule. Services to Wuhan will be enhanced from seven to nine flights per week from 31 March and one extra flight will be added to Jeju from the same date, making a total of four weekly flights to this increasingly popular Korean destination.

Dragonair, an affiliate member of oneworld, is a Hong Kong-based airline operating a fleet of 38 passenger aircraft and serving 41 regional destinations, including 20 cities in Mainland China. Dragonair has been recognised for its product and service quality, and was named the "Best Regional Airline" at the TTG Travel Awards 2012, and 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.