Dragonair steps up flight frequency in Kolkata-Hong Kong route

Depending upon the demand of corporate and leisure flyers in Kolkata to travel to Hong Kong, the airline has introduced low-cost fares for a selected period. 

With the heralding of the peak tourist season, here’s some exciting news to cheer up. Dragonair, the full-service, global airline player has kicked-off its six weekly non-stop departures from Kolkata to Hong Kong from May 12 onwards. The airline has also slashed its fare in economy class for flyers taking the Kolkata-Hong Kong route on every Wednesdays and the offer is valid till July, this year.

According to Charlie Stewart Cox, General Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Dragonair, “Kolkata is the financial and business hub of the eastern zone. It would be convenient for business and leisure travellers to travel from Kolkata to Hong Kong. Kolkata is the second passenger destination for our airline player in India. Travel flexibility and connectivity are the highpoints of our airline. Increasing the flight frequency offers great convenience and choice to travellers. Hong Kong as a destination can be explored in the last minute. We do have connecting flights from Hong Kong to China, Japan, North America and Australia.”

The airline operates 14 weekly flights from New Delhi to Hong Kong and 10 weekly flights from Mumbai to Hong Kong. Rajesh Menon, Regional Sales Manager and Marketing Manager, South Asia, Dragonair informed, “We have come up with a special two-way fare in the economy class from Kolkata to Hong Kong costing Rs 25, 054. Nearly 57 per cent of flyers travel from Kolkata to Hong Kong while 43 per cent travel beyond Hong Kong. We have the highest number of flyers from New Delhi and Mumbai going to Hong Kong. Our airline flies out to 23 cities in Mainland China and over the last five years, our airline has been rated as the best in China.” The airline has 150 seats in the economy class and 8 seats in the business class in the Kolkata-Hong Kong sector.

The airline touches down other Indian metros like Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Around 85 per cent fliers are from Bengal while 15 per are from North-eastern region in Kolkata- Hong Kong sector.

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