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Cathay Dragon About Cathay Dragon

The Chinese airline Cathay Dragon is headquartered in Hong Kong and based at Chek Lap Kok Airport. The airline was founded by KP Chao in May 1985 under the name Hong Kong Dragon Airlines. It was renamed Dragonair in 1986. As a first connection, a Boeing 737 served the route between Hong Kong and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. In the same year, the company expanded its offering to include domestic flights and a connection for cheap flightsto Phuket. In 1990, the Swire Group and Cathay Pacific acquired a 35 percent stake in Dragonair. The largest shareholder was the China National Aviation Corporation with 43 percent. In 2006, Cathay Pacific took over the airline for over $ 1 billion. From 2016, the airline was renamed Cathay Dragon.

Airline has a fleet of 48 aircraft in 2020. These are 14 Airbus A320-200, 8 Airbus A321-200 and 26 Airbus A330-300. Dragonair is part of the Oneworld aviation alliance and offers its guests the Asia Miles and The Marco Polo Club bonus programs.

Cathay Dragon Hub Airports

Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok (HKG / VHHH)

Cathay Dragon Classes of Service

Airlines offer its passengers 4 different flight classes. Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Class.

Dragonair offers scheduled and charter flights throughout Asia. The focus is on the People’s Republic of China. Taiwan, Brunei and other countries in Asia and the Middle East are also served. Outside of Asia, Dragonair is represented as a cargo flight provider on routes to Amsterdam, New York, Manchester and Frankfurt am Main.

Airline flies to 11 countries worldwide. The main destinations are; Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air CanadaCathay PacificS7 Airlines
Air ChinaFinnairShenzhen Airlines
American AirlinesMalaysia Airlines
Bangkok AirwaysQantas

Important Milestones

In 2011 Dragonair won the Skytrax World Airlines Award for best regional airline in general and in Asia.

Cathay Dragon Check-in

Online Check-in

Check-in is required to get the boarding pass. Check-in time for each airline varies. check-in details are written by our editors to assist you.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Cathay Dragon website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Cathay Dragon Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Every passenger is allowed to take one piece of hand luggage and one personal item on board. The piece of hand luggage must not weigh more than five kilograms and be no larger than 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters. A personal item is, for example, a handbag, a briefcase, a backpack or a laptop bag. Anyone traveling with a toddler may also take a child’s car seat, a collapsible stroller, baby food and diapers on board.

Checked baggage

The maximum allowable baggage amount depends on the respective cabin class. For example, 20 kg of luggage can be checked in Economy Class, 30 kg of luggage in Business Class and 40 kg of luggage in First Class. In any case, only ten kilograms of additional luggage may be checked in for small children. Furthermore, Marco Polo Club members are allowed to check in ten to twenty kilograms of additional luggage, depending on the cabin class. An exception are flights from or to North, Central and South America, on which two pieces of luggage weighing 23 kg each can be checked in Economy Class and two pieces of luggage weighing 32 kg each in Business and First.

Other luggage

Provided that sports equipment does not exceed the free baggage allowance, it can be transported as normal checked baggage. Otherwise, additional transportation charges will apply.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

Cathay Dragon Seat Selection

To make a comfortable trip with Cathay Dragon, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.

Cathay Dragon Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Asia Miles, The Marco Polo Club Frequent Flyer Program

Look the Cathay Pacific site for information about Miles.

Cathay Dragon Food & Beverage

Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.

Cathay Dragon Inflight Entertainment

Especially in long distances, Cathay Dragon offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.

The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.

Cathay Dragon Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Cathay Dragon.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Cathay Dragon Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Cathay Dragon lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Cathay Dragon

Country:Hong Kong
Owner: Cathay Pacific
Frequent Flyer Program: Asia Miles, The Marco Polo Club
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 48
Destinations:  51
Average Age of Aircraft: 16
Type of Aircraft: Airbus
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-300

Head Office: Dragonair House, 11 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: +800 2747 5500
Fax Number: +800 2747 5500

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