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About Cathay Dragon

Cathay Dragon (also known as Dragonair) is an airline headquartered in Hong Kong, China. It is a subsidiary of Hong Knong's national airline, Cathay Pacific. The airline was formerly named as Dragonair and now operates as Cathay Dragon. Cathay Dragon flies to many destinations including Amsterdam, Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Da Nang, Dhaka, Denpasar, Dubai, Fukuoka, Fuzhou, Guilin, Hanoi, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Osaka, Xiamen, Xiana and Zhengzhou. Cathay Dragon's main hub airport is Hong Kong International Airport and is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. The airline has codeshare agreements with Cathay Pacific, Air China, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, S7 Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines

Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member of Oneworld, is a Hong-Kong based international airline and a member of the Cathay Pacific Group. Established in 1985, the airline now operates a fleet of 19 A330s, A321s, A320s and the airlines's network covers 53 destinations across the Asia-Pacific region, including 23 in Mainland China. 

Cathay Dragon is an all-Airbus operator, with a current fleet of 23 A320 Family aircraft and 24 widebody A330-300s. In addition, Cathay Pacific operates 37 A330-300s, making the Group the largest A330 operator in the Asia-Pacific region. Cathay Pacific also operates the all-new long-haul A350 XWB, with 18 A350-900s already in service. The carrier has another 30 A350 XWBs on order for future delivery, including the A350-900 and larger A350-1000.

Dragonair operates about 400 flights a week to the Mainland, offering quality services to passengers around the region. 



Cathay Dragon Frequent Flyer Program

Cathay Dragon, also known as DragonAir, offers its regular passengers the opportunity to join the frequent flyer programme Marco Polo Club which is the loyalty programme of Cathay Pacific to which Cathay Dragon is a subsidiary airline.


There are four tiers in the Club:






Each offers its members a range of privileges and benefits that make every journey something to look forward to.



Cathay Dragon Baggage

Cathay Dragon offers for its passengers one free baggage allowance of one cabin bag not exceeding 5 kg in weight. For checked in-baggage, for countries except the Americas, adults in first are entitled to 40kg maximum weight, Business 30kg and Economy 20kg. For Central, North and South America flights, passengers in First and Business are entitled to 32kg and Passengers in Economy are entitled to 23kg.


Cathay Dragon Check-In Information

Online Check-In

For online and mobile check-in the deadline is 90 minutes before the flight departs. Bags must be dropped at least 50 minutes before the flight's departure.

Airport Check-In

At the airport, check-in counters normally close 40 minutes prior to departure. However, this may change according to the individual airport.


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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 is the hub airport of Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways. It is also a focus city for China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines. The airport has two runaways and can handle nearly 70 million passengers every year. 





Hong Kong International Airport


Oneworld alliance

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About Oneworld Alliance

Oneworld alliance is a leading global airline network, with 15 member airlines. Oneworld alliance was founded and now consists of member airline such as Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LAN, TAM, Malaysia, Qantas, Qatar, SriLankan Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, American Airlines and many others. Oneworld alliance covers more than a thousand destinations in 155 countries. 





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.