List of Dragonair destinations

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An aircraft painted in white, with a red dragon on its tail and the name Dragonair in both English and Traditional Chinese on the fuselage, taxiing on the taxiway
Dragonair Airbus A320-200

Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited, operating as Dragonair, is an international airline headquartered in Hong Kong, with its corporate headquarters, Dragonair House, and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport.[1] As of 30 October 2013, the airline operates a scheduled passenger service to 44 destinations in 13 countries and territories across Asia. Additionally, 3 other destinations in the network are served by partner airlines using codeshares.[2] The airline was founded in 24 May 1985 by Kuang-Piu Chao, the airline's present honorary chairman.[3][4]

Dragonair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong's flag carrier, Cathay Pacific, and an affiliate member of the Oneworld alliance.[5] The airline operates as a regional airline that concentrates on destinations in the People's Republic of China and within Asia, while its parent operates a worldwide network to destinations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Africa.[6] Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport was the airline's first operational hub. Dragonair Flight 841 from Chongqing was the airport's last scheduled arrival flight.[7]

Destinations[edit]

An aircraft in white colour, with the name Dragonair Cargo and Dragonair's Chinese name on its fuselage, parked on the tarmac.
Dragonair Cargo Boeing 747-400BCF
Aerial view of a runway of an airport. It is surrounded by a harbour.
Dragonair's first operational hub at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport
Aerial view of an island airport surrounded by the sea.
Dragonair's current operational hub at Hong Kong International Airport

Dragonair operated its first commercial flight from Hong Kong to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in July 1985 with a Boeing 737-200 aircraft, after receiving its air operator's certificate. In 1986, the airline introduced regular passenger services to Guilin, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Xiamen in the People's Republic of China, and to Phuket, Thailand. In the following years, the airline's operations expanded to more cities in the People's Republic of China and to other countries across Asia, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, the Republic of China (Taiwan), South Korea and Vietnam.[8][9] Initially, Dragonair operated its passenger services only as regular charter flights; these were passenger flights that were operated by the airline on a programme basis similar to scheduled flights, but were not part of the air services agreement between their respective countries.[10][11] The airline was granted scheduled services rights in 1990.[12]

The airline's cargo division, Dragonair Cargo, operated a fleet of Boeing aircraft to destinations in Asia, Europe and the United States between 2000 and 2008. The inaugural all-cargo flight was a Boeing 747-200 freighter bound for Dubai, Amsterdam and Manchester. The airline's freighter fleet was either consolidated into the Cathay Pacific fleet or retired by January 2009.[13][14]

The destination list shows airports that have been served by Dragonair as part of its regular charter and scheduled passenger services, and scheduled cargo services since its founding in 1985. The list includes the city and country name; the airport codes of the International Air Transport Association (IATA airport code) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO airport code); the airport name; and the beginning and end year of services. Additionally, there are labels for airports that: have been served only by cargo or regular charter service, are the airline's hub, or have services suspended or terminated and subsequently been resumed or recommenced.

[Cargo] Cargo service only
[Charter] Regular charter service only
[Seasonal] Seasonal destination
[Hub] Hub
[N] Non-continuous service
An airport terminal building with an air traffic control tower on the left and a carpark on the foreground of the building
Dragonair's first destination in Japan – Hiroshima Airport
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Began Ended Refs
Amsterdam  Netherlands AMS EHAM Amsterdam Airport Schiphol[Cargo] 2000 2007
[13][15]
Bangalore  India BLR VOBL Bengaluru International Airport 2008 present
[2][16]
Bangkok  Thailand BKK VTBD Don Mueang International Airport 2003 2006
[17][18]
Beijing  China PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport 1990 present
[2][19]
Busan  South Korea PUS RKPK Gimhae International Airport 2006[N] present[N]
[2][20][21]
Changsha  China HHA ZGHA Changsha Huanghua International Airport 1991 present
[9][22]
Chengdu  China CTU ZUUU Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 1991 present
[9][22]
Chiang Mai  Thailand CNX VTCC Chiang Mai International Airport 2012 present
[23]
Chongqing  China CKG ZUCK Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 1997 present
[22][24]
Clark  Philippines CRK RPLC Clark International Airport 2012 present
[2][25]
Dalian  China DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport 1988 2009
[9][26]
Da Nang  Vietnam DAD VVDN Da Nang International Airport 2013 present
[27]
Dhaka  Bangladesh DAC VGZR Shahjalal International Airport 1989 present
[2][9]
Denpasar  Indonesia DPS WADD Ngurah Rai International Airport 27 April 2014 present
[28]
Dubai  United Arab Emirates DXB OMDB Dubai International Airport[Cargo] 2000 2007
[13][15]
Frankfurt  Germany FRA EDDF Frankfurt Airport[Cargo] 2004 2007
[15][29]
Fukuoka  Japan FUK RJFF Fukuoka Airport 2007 present
[26][30][31]
Fuzhou  China FOC ZSFZ Fuzhou Changle International Airport 1998 present
[22][32]
Guangzhou  China CAN ZGGG Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 2009 present
[2][33]
Guilin  China KWL ZGKL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport 1986 present
[9][26]
Haikou  China HAK ZJHK Haikou Meilan International Airport 1987 present
[9][14]
Hangzhou  China HGH ZSHC Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 1986 present
[2][9]
Hanoi  Vietnam HAN VVNB Noi Bai International Airport 2008 present
[22][34]
Hiroshima  Japan HIJ RJOA Hiroshima Airport 1992 2003
[9][35]
Hong Kong  Hong Kong HKG VHHH Kai Tak Airport[Hub] 1985 1998
[36][37]
Hong Kong  Hong Kong HKG VHHH Hong Kong International Airport[Hub] 1998 present
[37]
Jeju  South Korea CJU RKPC Jeju International Airport 2012 present
[22]
Kaohsiung  Taiwan KHH RCKH Kaohsiung International Airport 1996 present
[2][38]
Kathmandu    Nepal KTM VNKT Tribhuvan International Airport 1989[N] present[N]
[2][39][40]
Kolkata  India CCU VECC Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport 2012 present
[41]
Kota Kinabalu  Malaysia BKI WBKK Kota Kinabalu International Airport 1985 present
[2][36]
Kuching  Malaysia KCH WBGG Kuching International Airport 1994 2003
[9][35]
Kunming  China KMG ZPPP Kunming Changshui International Airport 1987 present
[2][9]
London  United Kingdom STN EGSS London Stansted Airport[Cargo] 2004 2006
[29][42]
Manchester  United Kingdom MAN EGCC Manchester Airport[Cargo] 2000 2007
[13][15]
Manila  Philippines MNL RPLL Ninoy Aquino International Airport 2008 present
[2][43]
Naha  Japan OKA ROAH Naha Airport 2010 present
[44]
Nanjing  China NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport 1986 present
[9][22]
New York  United States JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport[Cargo] 2005 2007
[15][45]
Ningbo  China NGB ZSNB Ningbo Lishe International Airport 1993[N] present[N]
[2][9][46][47]
Osaka  Japan KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport[Cargo] 2001 2008
[14][48]
Penang  Malaysia PEN WKMP Penang International Airport 2014 present [49]
Phnom Penh  Cambodia PNH VDPP Phnom Penh International Airport 1993 present
[9][22]
Phuket  Thailand HKT VTSP Phuket International Airport 1986[N] present[N]
[2][8][50][51]
Qingdao  China TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport 1996 present
[2][9]
Sanya  China SYX ZJSY Sanya Phoenix International Airport 2000 present
[2][39]
Sendai  Japan SDJ RJSS Sendai Airport 1993[N] present[N]
[9][20][35][52]
Shanghai  China SHA ZSSS Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 1990[N] present[N]
[19][53]
Shanghai  China PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport 2002 present
[2][53]
Shenyang  China SHE ZYTX Shenyang Taoxian International Airport 2006 2009
[26][54]
Siem Reap  Cambodia REP VDSR Siem Reap International Airport[Seasonal] 2013 present [55]
Taichung  Taiwan RMQ RCMQ Taichung Airport 2007 present
[38][56]
Taipei  Taiwan TPE RCTP Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 2002 present
[2][57]
Tianjin  China TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport 1991 1999
[9][46]
Tokyo  Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport 2004 2007
[15][58][59]
Wenzhou  China WNZ ZSWZ Wenzhou Yongqiang International Airport 2013 present
[60]
Wuhan  China WUH ZHHH Wuhan Tianhe International Airport 1987 present
[2][24]
Xiamen  China XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport 1986 present
[2][9]
Xi'an  China XIY ZLXY Xi'an Xianyang International Airport 1992 present
[9][26]
Yangon  Burma RGN VYYY Yangon International Airport 2013 present
[61]
Zhengzhou  China CGO ZHCC Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 2013 present
[62]

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  62. ^ Dragonair Launches Flights to Zhengzhou

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