Dragonair to increase frequency from Kolkata to Hong Kong
Dragonair has announced that it will operate an additional service between Kolkata and Hong Kong from May 12, 2015. This additional service will bring the total number of flights between the two cities from five to six flights per week, giving passengers greater flexibility for travel to Hong Kong and onward to other destinations through the extensive global network of Dragonair and its sister airline, Cathay Pacific.
Flights from Kolkata to Hong Kong were launched in November 2012 with four departures a week. The fifth departure was added in October 2013. Dragonair and Cathay Pacific will now operate a total of 48 passenger flights per week between Hong Kong and six major gateways in India that include Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Charlie Stewart-Cox, general manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Dragonair said, “We are thrilled to increase the frequency of our flights from Kolkata. This city is a growing market with huge potential for travel and the addition of this flight will benefit travellers from the corporate sector along with leisure travellers, traders, students, exporters and travellers from the Buddhist community. This service will offer more options and greater convenience when travelling to Hong Kong and enable them to connect seamlessly with flights to more than 203 destinations in the Dragonair and Cathay Pacific network.”