The Airline: Dragon Air

Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited (T: 港龍航空有限公司, S: 港龙航空有限公司, Cantonese: gong2 lung4 hong4 hung1 jau5 haan6 gung1 si1, Pinyin: Gǎng​lóng​ Háng​kōng Yǒu​xiàn​gōng​sī), operating as Dragonair, is an international airline and flag carrier headquartered in Hong Kong; with its corporate headquarters, Dragonair House (港龍大厦, 港龙大厦, C: gong2 lung4 daai6 haa6, Pinyin: Gǎnglóng Dàshà), and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline operates a scheduled passenger network to 32 destinations in 12 countries and territories across Asia, including codeshares. It has an all Airbus fleet of 31 aircraft, consisting of A320s, A321s and A330s. Dragonair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong's flag carrier, Cathay Pacific, and is an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance. The airline was founded on 24 May 1985 by Chao Kuang Piu, the airline's present honorary chairman. Its maiden flight departed Hong Kong for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia after being granted an air operator's certificate (AOC) by the Hong Kong Government in July 1985. In 2009, Dragonair, together with its parent, Cathay Pacific, operated over 56,000 flights, carried nearly 25 million passengers and over 1.52 billion kg of cargo and mail.

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