Swire Pacific A : Dragonair Celebrates Launch of Flights to Taichung
05/29/2012| 04:49am US/Eastern
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 May 2012
Dragonair Celebrates Launch of Flights to Taichung
(HONG KONG) Dragonair celebrated the launch of its
twice-daily service between Hong Kong and Taichung with a
cocktail reception held in Taichung city on 28 May. More than
100 guests, including government officials, travel trade and
tourism partners, frequent flyers and media representatives,
attended the event, which was hosted by the airline's
Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung.
Mr Yeung was joined by guest of honour Jason Hu, the Mayor of
Taichung, and General Manager Taiwan & Korea Vivian Lo to
officiate at the ceremony. Among the other distinguished
guests was John Leung, Director of the Hong Kong Economic,
Trade & Cultural Office.
Speaking at the event, Mr Yeung said: "Taiwan is a very
important market for Dragonair and the Taichung service will
further boost traffic between Taiwan and Hong Kong. I would
like to extend my sincere thanks to the authorities in both
locations for their great support in getting our Taichung
operation up and running smoothly.
"2012 is an exciting year for Dragonair as we expand our
network through the addition of at least seven destinations.
In addition to Taichung, we have already launched a new
service to Jeju in Korea and resumed flights to Xi'an and
Guilin. We'll also start new services to Clark in the
Philippines tomorrow [29 May], Chiang Mai in Thailand in
July, and Kolkata, India, this winter. Dragonair's
network will extend to 40 cities in the Asia-Pacific region,
further consolidating Hong Kong's position as an
international aviation hub," added Mr Yeung.
Dragonair General Manager Taiwan & Korean Vivian Lo said:
"Central Taiwan, and Taichung City in particular, is a
market with great potential. The Taichung service not only
provides passengers with more choice and greater convenience
for travel between Hong Kong and Taiwan, but it also offers
better connectivity to the extensive regional network of
Dragonair and the worldwide network of our sister airline
Dragonair had a charter service to Taichung between 2007 and
2009. The airline's twice-daily service between Hong Kong
and Taichung, operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, began on 14
May. Dragonair now operates 77 passenger services out of
Taiwan every week, covering three major cities, namely
Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung.
(From left) Guest of honour Jason Hu, the Mayor of
General Manager Taiwan & Korea Vivian Lo and Dragonair CEO
officiated at the ceremony to celebrate the launch of the
airline's Taichung service.
Guest of honour Jason Hu, the Mayor of Taichung (fifth from
Dragonair CEO Patrick Yeung (sixth from left), and General
Manager Taiwan &
Korea Vivian Lo (sixth from right), are joined by other
honourable guests and
the Dragonair management team to toast the successful launch of
the Taichung service.
Dragonair, an affiliate member of oneworld, is a Hong
Kong-based airline operating a fleet of 35 passenger aircraft
and serving 38 regional destinations, including 19 cities in
Mainland China. Dragonair has been recognised for its product
and service quality, and was voted for two consecutive years
"World's Best Regional Airline" in the annual
World Airline Survey run by Skytrax in 2010 and 2011.
Dragonair is part of the Cathay Pacific Group, providing
seamless connectivity for passengers to more than 160 cities
around the globe.
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