Dragonair will begin daily flights between Hong Kong and the fast-developing central Chinese city of Zhengzhou from January 8 next year.
The flight, using an A320 aircraft, will leave Hong Kong at 1245 and land in Zhengzhou at 1510, with the return leg departing 1605 and landing at 1845.
Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan province and is about 1000 km northwest of Shanghai. It was named in a 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit as one of China’s 13 emerging megacities.
The city has seen rapid economic growth recently, particularly in the manufacturing and high-tech industries. It has two large high-tech development zones which are home to a range of domestic and international software, IT, telecommunications and pharmaceutical companies.
“We see great potential in the Zhengzhou market for both business and leisure travel, and the new service will significantly boost ties between Hong Kong and Henan province,” Patrick Yeung, Dragonair’s chief executive officer said.
Zhengzhou is also well connected with other important industrial cities in the interior of China, such as Xian, with which it is linked by a section of the country’s newly developed high-speed rail network (see story here).
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