Dragonair (KA), a member of oneworld alliance and the Cathay Pacific Group, has announced its resumption of daily services between Hong Kong and Haikou in Hainan, effective October 28. The route was suspended in July 2008 due to reduced market demand.
The resumed daily service, operated by an A320, takes off from Hong Kong International Airport at 1355 and lands in Haikou Airport at 1510, while the return flight departs at 1605 for a 1725 arrival.
With this service, KA flies to a total of 20 destinations in China. Apart from Haikou, the carrier has resumed or launched services to six destinations since April this year, including Xian and Guilin in China, Taichung (see story here) in Taiwan, Jeju in South Korea, Chiang Mai (see story here) in Thailand and Clark International Airport in Pampanga, Philippines. In the coming winter, the airline will start a new service to Kolkata in India (see story here). By the end of this year, KA will be serving a total of 41 destinations.
Patrick Yeung, Dragonair Chief Executive Officer, explained that Sanya and Haikou are the most popular destinations in Hainan Province and the region's air traffic has shown significant growth recently, hence the resumption of these routes.
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