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Patrick Yeung (left), CEO, and Tom Wright, General Manager (South Asia) of
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd in Kolkata on Thursday. — A. Roy Chowdhury
Business Line Patrick Yeung (left), CEO, and Tom Wright, General Manager (South Asia) of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd in Kolkata on Thursday. — A. Roy Chowdhury

Dragonair is likely to launch daily flights between Kolkata and Hong Kong in about six months’ time.

“We would love to increase that (frequency of flights between Kolkata and Hong Kong) But, I think, we will do it once we have the opportunity. Normally, for new operations we look at six months. We are hopeful of starting services from Kolkata before too long,” Patrick Yeung, Chief Executive Officer of Dragonair told Business Line on Thursday.

The Hong Kong headquartered carrier — a sister concern of Cathay Pacific Airways — recently launched four days a week direct flights between Kolkata and Hong Kong.

The airline is running 158-seater Airbus A320 flights on the Kolkata—Hong Kong route. “So far, the loads on the flight have been fantastic. We have been operating nearly full from Kolkata,” Yeung added.

Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific is likely to begin its flights to and from Hyderabad from December 2 . The company will operate four flights a week to Hong Kong from the city. “By December 2, we will fly into Hyderabad,” Tom Wright, General Manager in charge of South Asia, Middle East and Africa operations of Cathay Pacific, said.

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(This article was published on November 22, 2012)
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Comments:

DRAGO AIR is one of the best airlines in the world that i have flown so far.
hat soff.
We in india have to make them our role model anad learn from them how to run the
airlines business CRISP -CLEAN- EFFICIENT-profitable. with perfect discipline.
Let them land in every city of india.'why not?

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Posted on: Nov 22, 2012 at 23:34 IST
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