Formerly known as Dragonair, Cathay Dragon is a Hong Kong-based international regional airline. With its corporate headquarters: Cathay Dragon House, and its main hub at Hong Kong International Airport; the airline operates scheduled flights to 44 destinations in 13 countries and territories across Asia and with the 3 codeshares on routes which are served by partner airlines.
Origins and Ownership
It was in May 1985, when the airline was established in Hong Kong on the initiative of Kuang-Piu Chao, Cathay Dragon’s present honorary chairman. The airline back then was a subsidiary of Hong Kong Macau International Investment Co. It was in 2006 when Cathay Pacific completely took over Dragonair.
Mr Algernon Yau was appointed as CEO of Cathay Dragon in July 2014 and oversees all the commercial aspects and operations of airline.
Prior to taking up his current role, from July 2011 Mr Yau was Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific Services Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways that operates the new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. He was responsible for leading and overseeing the development and execution of the company’s long-term business strategy.
From 2008 to 2011, Mr Yau was General Manager HKIA overseeing Cathay Pacific’s ground operations at the airport.
Mr Yau started his aviation career with Cathay Pacific in 1982, working in a number of airport-related positions, and then joined Cathay Dragon in 1994.
Mr Yau has extensive experience in the aviation industry and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong and a Fellow of the Society of Business Practitioners in the UK.
What people are saying
As far as reviews about customer’s satisfaction is concerned, Cathay Dragon seems to have never failed to impressed their passengers. From comfortable seats to courteous staff, the airline seems to have given its passengers, the satisfaction they need when traveling. Here are some of the reviews:
“Cathay Dragon is the new name for Dragonair, Cathay Pacific’s subsidiary airline. Check in was quick and efficient and choice of lounges (4 or 5 different lounges) is very good given the immense size and distances at this airport. I went to The Cabin lounge as it was very close to the gate for my flight. Take off was 45 minutes late but no real drama – just more Moët in the excellent Cabin lounge. I have never found the business seats on these A320 aircraft comfortable except in the fully upright position. Recline is limited, leg rests useless and the seat is simply not comfortable to lounge in for someone 6’2″. Perhaps it is for shorter passengers. Full upright the seats are quite good with convenient USB power beside a special space for mobile phones. Table arrangement is good too. Staff were attentive and very good, so full points to them!”
—Ashley G. (Brisbane Australia)
“We were very surprised with the leg room. its was as good as comfort/premium economy in European carriers. on time departure, ok food. so overall very pleasant flight and no wonder it was full. boarding was very quick and organized. will certainly try this again.”
—Mjacob007 (Conchin, India)
“A flight too short to enjoy, did it more for connecting to next leg.
KA quality is always up to the segment they fly. You cannot expect much on such a short hop, but it’s incredible how the staff shows high service standards anyways.
Catering is swift and sufficient in volume; Impeccable aircraft as always.”
—Fcbbhkg (Cochabamba Department, Bolivia)
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- Website URL: http://www.dragonair.
- Contact number: +800 2747 3333
- Fax Number: +852 3193 3889
- Head Office Address: Dragonair House, 11 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong, China
A very convenient airline that offers services, clean and comfortable seats with ample space for legroom. Courteous staff and delightful meals. Truly, flying with Cathay Dragon will always be as convenient and efficient as ever.