Dragonair to Operate Flights to Kuala Lumpur

Dragonair have announced that they will begin operating four daily flights between Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur commencing early next year.

The new flights will be introduced progressively between March and May 2017. Kuala Lumpur will become Dragonair’s third destination in Malaysia – the airline already operates 11 weekly flights to Penang and five weekly flights to Kota Kinabalu. Together with Kuala Lumpur, Dragonair will be operating 44 weekly flights to Malaysia.

Cathay Pacific will cease its four daily flights to Kuala Lumpur upon the launch of the new Dragonair service. Additionally, five of Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A330 aircraft will be transferred to the Dragonair fleet to support the airline’s operation and growth.

Paul Loo, Director Corporate Development & IT of the Cathay Pacific Group, said: “This is part of our overall growth strategy for the Group. The aircraft transfer will also help to optimize the Group’s training abilities. We continually review the expansion and growth plans for both.”

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair, the latter of which will be renamed Cathay Dragon in November.