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Dragonair to fly to Jeju and Chiang Mai

22 Mar 2012

Dragonair has announced that it will launch flights to Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Jeju, South Korea, both of which are popular tourist destinations in the region. Jeju has also been actively developing its MICE sector.

The carrier will also resume services to Taichung after a four-year hiatus. According to the carrier, this flight to Taichung has been facilitated by the recent Hong Kong-Taiwan Air Services Agreement, which, as previously reported (see story here), increased the number of flights per week permitted between both sides.

All three of these flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.

From May 1, the carrier will fly three times a week to Jeju on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Then on May 14, the carrier will restart the twice-daily service to the Taiwanese city. Finally, on July 1 until the end of September, Dragonair will fly between Hong Kong and Chiang Mai four times a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The schedules for the three flights are as follows:

Route

Departure

Arrival

Day

Hong Kong-Jeju

0850

1305

Monday, Friday

Jeju-Hong Kong

1405

1555

Monday

Jeju-Hong Kong

1405

1610

Friday

Hong Kong-Jeju

0915

1330

Tuesday

Jeju-Hong Kong

1505

1710

Tuesday

 

Route

Departure

Arrival

Day

Hong Kong-Taichung

1215

1355

Daily

Hong Kong-Taichung

1850

2030

Daily

Taichung-Hong Kong

1450

1620

Daily

Taichung-Hong Kong

2125

2305

Daily

 

Between July and September

 

Route

Departure

Arrival

Day

Hong Kong-Chiang Mai

1505

1710

Wednesday, Saturday, Thursday (July)

Hong Kong-Chiang Mai

1400

1600

Sunday, Thursday (August-September)

Chiang Mai-Hong Kong

1820

2220

Wednesday, Sunday

Chiang Mai-Hong Kong

1830

2230

Thursday, Saturday

 

The carrier is also planning to fly to Clark in the Philippines and is currently awaiting government approval before schedules and launch dates can be released. A former US military air base, Clark is being developed into a "freeport", with a master plan in place to transform an 4,400-hectare main zone and 27,600-hectare sub zone into an airport-driven urban centre for sectors such as high-end IT, aviation and logistics. Forty minutes away by the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, Subic is another freeport developed from a former US navy base and it is also a playground for sports and extreme adventure.

For more information, visit www.dragonair.com

Alisha Haridasani

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