Dragonair adds Manila to network

17 Dec 2008

Dragonair has launched a five times weekly service between Hongkong and Manila, the ninth new destination launched in the last two years.

The carrier is entering a highly lucrative sector long been dominated by Philippine Airlines, Cathay Pacific and low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific. Hongkong Airlines also joined the competition not too long ago.

Flight KA913 departs for Manila at 2000, except on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while flight KA912 departs for Hongkong at 1050 except on Wednesdays and Sundays.

According to Dragonair’s general manager international affairs, Maggie Yeung, “The addition of the Manila route underscores Dragonair’s long-term commitment to growing its network throughout Asia and despite the current financial crisis, we remain confident in the long-term prospects for the travel industry in the region.”

A source of customers Dragonair hopes to draw from will be the sizeable Filipino community in Hongkong, largely consisting of overseas workers, who contribute significantly to the local economy through remittances and travel home regularly to visit their families. Business and leisure travel between both destinations has also always been brisk.

Dragonair will land at Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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Peter Rajendran

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