Fly with Cathay Dragon

Fly with Cathay Dragon

One of Asia's Best-Loved Airlines

Cathay Dragon (legally known as Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd and previously known as Dragonair) is a Hong Kong-based international regional airline. The airline's headquarters are at Cathay Dragon House at Hong Kong International Airport, and it was established in Hong Kong on 24th May 1985 by Kuang-Piu Chao, the airline's honorary chairman. The airline commenced operations in July 1985 with a Boeing 737-200 service from Kai Tak International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Malaysia, with services initially departing to Phuket and Thailand, as well as six secondary destinations in mainland China from 1986 onwards. The airline is proud to be the first local airline that made investment in local pilot training. In the late 1980s, the first generation of pilot students joined the pilot training program and became the first set of locally born and trained Chinese pilots. This heritage has continued with more than 150 cadets to date that have successfully completed the pilot training scheme. In 1987, the airline became the first Hong Kong-based airline to become a member of the International Air Transport Association. The airline started out with just one aircraft, and developed into an award-winning Hong Kong-based carrier with more than forty aircraft. The airline has an extensive network that covers many of the most popular travel destinations and business hubs in the Asia Pacific region. The airline plays an increasingly pivotal role in connecting passengers from around the globe with mainland China.

Flying with Cathay Dragon

Cathay Dragon offers a range of in-flight service classes tailored to all budgets and travel requirements. Economy Class offers seats designed with comfort and convenience in mind, attentive and polite customer service, and personal in-flight entertainment.

Premium Economy Class offers a more comfortable version of Economy Class, along with traditional Asian hospitality throughout your journey and excellent in-flight entertainment options.

Business Class offers priority check-in and boarding options, lounge access, and an exclusive cabin, with award-winning seats and fine dining options.

First Class offers passengers a spacious, private suite with premium details and first-rate service for a truly luxurious travel service.

The airline is the number-one partner of Asia Miles, a frequent-flyer loyalty program that offers rewards, including experience days, car rental, hotel and flight awards.

Practical Information for Cathay Dragon

Check-in: Passengers may check-in at the airport kiosk or online on the airline website. Checking-in online will save time by allowing passengers to complete the check-in process online and print off the boarding pass or download to their mobile device.

Luggage allowances:

  • Economy: One cabin baggage of 7 kg max. and check-in baggage of max. 30 kg

  • Premium economy: One cabin baggage of 7 kg max. and check-in baggage of 35 kg max.

  • Business: One cabin baggage of 10 kg max. and check-in baggage of 40 kg max.

  • First class: One cabin baggage of 15 kg max. and check-in baggage of 50 kg max.

  • Silver or above members of the Marco Polo Club qualify for additional allowance on all flight routes.

  • For more information, visit Cathay Dragon's Baggage Policy

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