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15 Dec 2006
Dragonair Celebrates Relaunch of Phuket Services

Dragonair today relaunched flights to Phuket, Thailand, operating a daily service to the holiday island for the first time.

"We are excited about returning to Phuket, a destination that we first flew to in December 1986," said Chief Executive Officer Kenny Tang. "We are confident that the route will be popular, not only among tourists from Hong Kong and the China Mainland, but also with long-haul travellers.

Dragonair's partner airline, Cathay Pacific, will codeshare on the service and will also promote it throughout its worldwide network.

"Phuket is the first destination to be added to our network since we joined the Cathay Pacific family." Mr. Tang noted. "And with it being marketed worldwide it will help to enhance Hong Kong's status as an international aviation hub."

The flights to Phuket operate A320 aircraft, and the schedule is as follows:

Route Flight Departs Arrives Days
Hong Kong/Phuket KA212 14:45 17:25 D1/3/5
Phuket/Hong Kong KA213 18:10 22:50 D1/3/5
Hong Kong/Phuket KA212 08:50 11:30 D2/4/6/7
Phuket/Hong Kong KA213 12:20 17:10 D2/4/6/7

A ceremony was held at Phuket International Airport to mark Dragonair's return to serving the tropical island


General Manager of Phuket International Airport, Squadron Leader Pornchai Eua-Aree, and the crew of the first flight


Dragonair staff distribute souvenirs to passengers of the new service from Hong Kong

Dragonair is a Hong Kong-based airline operating a fleet of 28 passenger aircraft to 29 regional destinations, including 21 cities in the China Mainland, and seven freighters to nine ports worldwide. Dragonair is part of the Cathay Pacific Group, providing seamless connectivity for passengers to over 100 cities around the globe.

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