Dragonair strengthens reach in Asia

4 Jan 2013

Dragonair has announced it will launch a thrice-weekly service to Danang on March 28 this year, the carrier’s second destination in Vietnam after Hanoi.

The flight, operated by an Airbus A320, will depart Hong Kong on Thursdays and Sundays at 0800, arriving in the Veitnamese city at 0855, and on Tuesdays, it will depart at 1550 to reach Danang at 1650.

The return leg will take off on the same days. On Thursday, the flight will take off at 0950, touching down in Hong Kong at 1250; on Sunday, departure is scheduled for 1005 and arrival 1305; and on Tuesday, the times are 1905 and 2205 respectively.

The third largest city of Vietnam and located between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Danang has a fast-growing tourism sector for its coastal location and proximity to Unesco-listed Hoi An, and it is also a booming industrial town with its government-designated Central Economic Zone. “Vietnam is becoming an increasingly important business and tourism destination and we are very excited about strengthening our presence in the country,” said chief executive Patrick Yeung.

For a story on Danang, click here.

The carrier is also strengthening its Mainland China network with added frequency to Wuhan from March 31 onwards. Two extra flights will be added to the service, which will go from daily to nine times per week. As reported earlier in a feature in the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific 2011 November issue, Wuhan is an undervalued city that is coming out of the shadow to the forefront thanks to its strategic location and focus on the optic-electronics, technology and pharmaceuticals industries. Because it is centrally located, Wuhan is also developing into China's transport hub, which makes some refer it as the "Chicago of China".

Stay tuned for another updated report on the city as part of Inside China series, in the March issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. 

On top of these developments, Dragonair is poised to commence flights to two new destinations in China – Zhenzhou and Wenzhou – later this month  (see story here) and to Yangon, Myanmar, on January 9 (see story here).

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Alisha Haridasani

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