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Cathay Dragon (previously known as Dragonair) is an airline headquartered in Hong Kong, China. It's a subsidiary of Hong Kong's national airline, Cathay Pacific and focuses on offering flights across the east and south of Asia, flying to more than 50 different destinations overall. 

The airline launched independently in 1985 under the name Dragonair and flew its inaugural flight between Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong and Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Malaysia in the same year. In 2006, the airline was wholly acquired by Cathay Pacific and was renamed Cathay Dragon in 2016.

Throughout the years Cathay Dragon rapidly expanded its international route network and used to fly to destinations outside of east and south Asia, including to destinations such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dubai and New York City. However, in recent years, it decided to scale back on its long-haul flights and now solely focuses on domestic flights within China and flights within Asia.

The airline has codeshare agreements with Air Canada, Air China, American Airlines, Bangkok AirwaysCathay Pacific, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, QantasS7 Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines



Cathay Dragon has an all-Airbus fleet, with planes from the Airbus A320 and Airbus A330 families. Overall, the airline has over 45 aircraft within its fleet. The airline also has a larger order of Airbus A321neos which is expected to replace its current generations of Airbus A320ceos. 



Cathay Dragon flies to more than 50 destinations, with over 20 domestic routes and over 30 international routes.


China Destinations

Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX)
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG)
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC)
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL)
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK)
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA)
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport (NNG)
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG)
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB)
Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO)
Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX)
Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Wenzhou Wenzhou Yongqiang International Airport (WNZ)
Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH)
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (JDZ)



International Destinations

Bangladesh Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport (DAC)
Cambodia Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
Cambodia Phnom Penh Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)
India Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)
India Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
International Airport (CCU)
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Indonesia Medan Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport (FUK)
Japan Naha Naha Airport (OKA)
Japan Niigata Niigata Airport (KIJ)
Japan Tokushima Tokushima Airport (TKS)
Japan Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Malaysia Penang Penang International Airport (PEN)
Myanmar Yangon Yangon International Airport (RGN)
Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Philippines Angeles Clark International Airport (CRK)
Philippines Davao Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
South Korea Busan Grimhae International Airport (PUS)
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport (CJU)
Taiwan Kaohsiung Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
Taiwan Taichung Taichung International Airport (RMQ)
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Thailand Chiang Mai Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Vietnam Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport (DAD)




Carry-On Baggage

Passengers are given one free item of carry-on baggage and an additional small item, regardless of which cabin class they're flying in.

Carry-on baggage must not be larger than the dimensions of 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm.

The small item must not be larger than the dimensions of 30 cm x 40 cm x 15 cm.

The combined weight allowance for the carry-on baggage and small item is as follows:

  • 7kg in Economy Class and Premium Economy
  • 10kg in Business Class
  • 15kg in First Class

Oneworld Alliance and Marco Polo Club members may be given extended baggage allowances, depending on their membership level and the cabin class that they're flying in.


Checked Baggage

Passengers are given a free checked baggage allowance of:

Oneworld Alliance members and Marco Polo Club members are given an extended baggage allowance.

No one bag can exceed 32kg in weight and the overall dimensions can be no larger than 203cm.


Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in can be completed by visiting the Cathay Dragon online check-in page. Online check-in is open from 48 hours before scheduled flight departure time up until 90 minutes before. 

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in can be completed by visiting one of the Cathay Dragon/Cathay Pacific check-in agents at the check-in desks. 


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Hub Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport of Hong Kong, which is on the island Chek Lap Kok. It's the hub airport of Cathay Dragon, as well as for Cathay Pacific, Air Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways. It's also a focus city for China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines. The airport has two runways and handles around 70 million passengers each year.


Economy Class

Economy Class is Cathay Dragon's most basic cabin class.

Economy Class facilities

Economy Class passengers can enjoy the airlines' inflight food and drink menu. Each passenger can access the airlines' inflight entertainment system from their personal device, regardless of whether they're flying long-haul or short-haul. Additionally, Economy Class passengers can reserve a specific seat before their flight.


What are Economy Class Seats Like?

Economy Class seats are comfortable and adjustable, with a four-way adjustable headset to make the flight that much more comfortable. 


Premium Economy Class

Premium Economy isn't available on Cathay Dragon flights.


Business Class

Business Class is the perfect cabin class for those looking to work or relax with a heightened level of service from the airline. 

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers have access to the airlines exclusive Business Class check-in counters, as well as access to the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon lounges. Flight attendants are expertly trained to give Business Class passengers a personalised service throughout the entire journey. Business Class passengers can enjoy complimentary food and drink from the airlines' world-class inflight menu, which includes an award-winning list of wines. Each seat has a personal workspace and a television which is connected to the airline's entertainment system.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

Business Class seats come fitted with a personal monitor for passengers to enjoy the airline's inflight entertainment system through.  Business Class seats are wider and give more legroom than seats in Economy Class, with an extended headrest and leg rest.


First Class

First Class is Cathay Dragon's most luxurious cabin class with the most personalised 

What Does First Class Include?

First Class passengers can enjoy fast-track check-in and boarding and complimentary access to the airline's exclusive premium lounges. In-flight, passengers can order complimentary meals from the airline's fantastic inflight menu, which consists of a range of cuisines prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, as well as complimentary drinks from the inflight bar. First Class passengers will also receive an exceptional standard of service from the airline's masterfully trained flight attendants.

Each First Class seat completely adjusts as a semi or fully-flat bed for ultimate relaxation. Seats are made from soft fabrics and leather for comfort and are reclinable via a personal controller. Each seat comes fitted with a personal monitor, with access to Cathay Dragon's inflight entertainment system. 


Does First Class Have a First Class Lounge?

Yes, First Class passengers can enjoy the choice of two First Class lounges at Hong Kong International Airport which are exclusive to First Class passengers, certain Marco Poo Club members and frequent flyers of the Oneworld alliance.

The Wing, First Class lounge is located in the South departures hall of the airport and has an exclusive champagne bar, a fine-dining restaurant and a private sanctuary.

The Pier, First Class lounge is located at Terminal 1and has an in-lounge spa, a restaurant with an a la carte menu and a cocktail bar.


In-Flight Entertainment

Passengers can enjoy movies, TV and music through Cathay Dragon's in-flight entertainment system, StudioKA. StudioKA is updated each month with new content and is available on both short-haul and long-haul flights.

Passengers in Economy Class can access the in-flight entertainment with their own personal electronic devices, whereas passengers in Business Class and First Class have a television monitor fitted into the back of the chair in front of them with StudioKA built-in. 

In addition to StudioKA, passengers can enjoy a range of newspapers and magazines provided by the airline.



Cathay Dragon offers meals and snacks to all passengers during the flight. The Economy Class and Business Class menus have a selection of food made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. The First Class menu is made in partnership with Michelin-starred chefs from around the world. Each menu comes with an extensive drinks list, with fine wines and spirits offered in the higher-tier cabin classes.



There's no WIFI available on Cathay Dragon flights


Frequent Flyer

Cathay Dragon offers its regular passengers the opportunity to join the frequent flyer program Marco Polo Club, which is also the loyalty programme of Cathay Pacific. Marco Polo Club points can be earned and redeemed on both Cathay Dragon and Cathay Pacific flights. This means that passengers can earn points on a Cathay Dragon flight and put them towards benefits on Cathay Pacific flights. 

There are four tiers in the Club:

  • Green (20 points required)
  • Silver (300 points required)
  • Gold  (600 points required)
  • Diamond (1,200 points required)

The more points that a passenger has, the higher tier of membership they are. Green is the lowest tier of membership and Diamond is the highest. The higher tier of membership a passenger is, the more benefits they're entitled to.

Members can enjoy benefits such as free cabin upgrades, priority boarding, extra baggage, lounge access and more.


Airline Alliance

Oneworld Alliance

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Cathay Dragon is a member of the Oneworld Alliance. The Oneworld Alliance is the second-largest airline alliance in the world. Cathay Pacific works together with the following airlines within the Oneworld Alliance to provide interline flights for passengers, extending each airline's reach across the world:


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