Hong Kong-based Dragonair is launching four-times-weekly service to Kolkata on November 2, offering more travel choices for passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Eastern...

Hong Kong-based Dragonair is launching four-times-weekly service to Kolkata on November 2, offering more travel choices for passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Eastern India.

Dragonair, a sister airline of Cathay Pacific Airways in the Cathay Pacific Group, will operate the new service with Airbus A320 jets.


Kolkata is Dragonair’s second passenger destination in India, adding to the carrier’s current daily service between Hong Kong and Bengaluru (also commonly known as Bangalore).

Dragonair's single-aisle fleet is composed of Airbus A320-family aircraft, most of them A320s. Hong Kong-based Dragonair, a sister airline of Cathay Pacific Airways, also operates a sizable fleet of Airbus A330-300 widebodies

Travelers can connect at Hong Kong International Airport to and from Dragonair’s extensive network to mainland China, as well as to and from destinations in North America and Australia on Cathay Pacific Airways.

Dragonair’s schedule between Hong Kong International Airport (IATA code HKG) and Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) calls for flight KA168 to depart HKG at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and to arrive at CCU at 11:15 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, flight KA169 is timed to leave CCU at 12:10 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and reach HKG at 6:00 a.m. local time.

Additionally, in view of growing traffic demand, Dragonair will also turn its Chiang Mai seasonal service into a year-round scheduled service. The airline launched the direct non-stop service to the Thai destination in July.

Since April, Dragonair has launched or resumed services to Xi’an, Guilin, Jeju, Taichung, Clark in the Philippines and Chiang Mai, and a daily service to Haikou will resume on October 28. Kolkata will be the eighth destination added to the airline’s network this year.

Dragonair, an affiliate member of oneworld, operates an all-Airbus fleet which includes 13 A320s, six A321s and 16 Airbus A330-300 widebodies. Dragonair also has two more A320s and four more A330-300s on order.

The carrier serves 39 regional destinations, including 19 cities in mainland China. Dragonair was voted ‘World’s Best Regional Airline’ two years running in the annual Skytrax World Airline Surveys held in 2010 and 2011.

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