List of Cathay Dragon 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 Cathay Dragon (previously 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 on 24 May 1985 by Kuang-Piu Chao, the airline's present honorary chairman.[3][4]

Dragonair is a wholly owned subsidiary and the regional wing 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]


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

Cathay dragon (Formerly 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.

[Hub] Hub
[F] Future Destinations
[C] Charter Destinations
[S] Seasonal Destinations
[T] Terminated Destinations
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 Notes/Refs
Amsterdam Netherlands AMS EHAM Amsterdam Airport Schiphol[T] Cargo only
Bengaluru India BLR VOBL Kempegowda International Airport
Bangkok Thailand DMK VTBD Don Mueang International Airport[T]
Beijing China PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport
Busan Korea PUS RKPK Gimhae International Airport
Changsha China CSX ZGHA Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Chengdu China CTU ZUUU Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chiang Mai Thailand CNX VTCC Chiang Mai International Airport
Chongqing China CKG ZUCK Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Clark Philippines CRK RPLC Clark International Airport
Dalian China DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Da Nang Vietnam DAD VVDN Da Nang International Airport
Dhaka Bangladesh DAC VGHS Shahjalal International Airport
Denpasar Indonesia DPS WADD Ngurah Rai International Airport
Dubai United Arab Emirates DXB OMDB Dubai International Airport[T] Cargo only
Frankfurt Germany FRA EDDF Frankfurt Airport[T] Cargo only
Fukuoka Japan FUK RJFF Fukuoka Airport
Fuzhou China FOC ZSFZ Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Guangzhou China CAN ZGGG Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guilin China KWL ZGKL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Haikou China HAK ZJHK Haikou Meilan International Airport
Hangzhou China HGH ZSHC Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Hanoi Vietnam HAN VVNB Noi Bai International Airport
Hiroshima Japan HIJ RJOA Hiroshima Airport[T]
Hong Kong Hong Kong HKG VHHH Kai Tak Airport Former Hub
Hong Kong Hong Kong HKG VHHH Hong Kong International Airport[Hub]
Jeju Korea CJU RKPC Jeju International Airport
Kaohsiung Taiwan KHH RCKH Kaohsiung International Airport
Kathmandu Nepal KTM VNKT Tribhuvan International Airport
Kolkata India CCU VECC Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Komatsu Japan KMQ RJNK Komatsu Airport[F]
Kota Kinabalu
Ends 7 January 2018
Malaysia BKI WBKK Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia KUL WMKK Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kuching Malaysia KCH WBGG Kuching International Airport
Kunming China KMG ZPPP Kunming Changshui International Airport
London United Kingdom STN EGSS London Stansted Airport[T] Cargo only
Manchester United Kingdom MAN EGCC Manchester Airport[T] Cargo only
Manila Philippines MNL RPLL Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Nanjing China NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport
New York City United States JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport[T] Cargo only
Ningbo China NGB ZSNB Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Okinawa Japan OKA ROAH Naha Airport
Osaka Japan KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport[T] Cargo only
Penang Malaysia PEN WKMP Penang International Airport
Phnom Penh Cambodia PNH VDPP Phnom Penh International Airport
Phuket Thailand HKT VTSP Phuket International Airport
Qingdao China TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Sanya China SYX ZJSY Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Sendai Japan SDJ RJSS Sendai Airport[C]
Shanghai China SHA ZSSS Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai China PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenyang China SHE ZYTX Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Siem Reap Cambodia REP VDSR Siem Reap International Airport [58]
Taichung Taiwan RMQ RCMQ Taichung International Airport
Taipei Taiwan TPE RCTP Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Tianjin China TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Tokyo Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport
Resumes 1 March 2018
Japan HND RJTT Haneda International Airport
Wenzhou China WNZ ZSWZ Wenzhou Yongqiang International Airport
Wuhan China WUH ZHHH Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Xiamen China XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xi'an China XIY ZLXY Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Yangon Myanmar RGN VYYY Yangon International Airport
Zhengzhou China CGO ZHCC Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport


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External links

  • Official website
  • Dragonair Cargo
  • Dragonair destinations
  • Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Cargo network
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