Dragonair starts daily Penang to Hong Kong flight

Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng (third from right) and Dragonair CEO Patrick Yeung (third from left) at a cake-cutting ceremony to mark Dragonair's  maiden flight from Penang to Hong Kong on March 31, 2014.
Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng (third from right) and Dragonair CEO Patrick Yeung (third from left) at a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate Dragonair’s inaugural flight from Penang to Hong Kong on March 31, 2014.

Hong Kong-based Dragonair, a sister airline of Cathay Pacific Airways took off its inaugural Penang – Hong Kong flight on March 31, 2014.

The Dragonair team gathered in the morning at Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas to bid a warm send-off to the passengers boarding the maiden Dragonair flight.

Present to witness the send-off and to wish everyone on board a pleasant journey were Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng and Dragonair CEO Patrick Yeung.

The aircraft was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute ceremony as it arrived to the gate and passengers received souvenirs as a token of remembrance.
The aircraft of flight KA691 from Hong Kong was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute ceremony as it arrived at Penang International Airport on March 30, 2014.

The airline departs daily from Penang at 7.45 am, with three additional flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12.55 pm, operating a total of 10 flights per week.

“At Dragonair, we are committed to providing the needs of our business and leisure travellers with a greater choice and convenience and value for money.

“We are delighted that passengers will experience and enjoy our new Economy Class and new Business Class cabins alongside the finest service provided by our dedicated and professional cabin staff,” said Yeung.

Dragonair HK-Penang flight A-691 welcome group at Penang airport on 30Mar14
Dragonair Hong Kong-Penang flight KA691 welcome group at Penang International Airport on March 30, 2014.

Passengers aboard the maiden flight were the first batch to experience Dragonair’s newly added features such as the seats with greatly improved living and personal storage space and the brand-new inflight entertainment system – StudioKA

The first Dragonair flight from Hong Kong arrived in Penang a day earlier on March 30. The aircraft was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute ceremony as it arrived to the gate and passengers received souvenirs as a token of remembrance.

The Penang service is operated by Dragonair’s fleet of Airbus A330-300 aircraft in Business Class and Economy Class seating.

Penang is Dragonair’s second destination in Malaysia. The airline’s first flight to Kota Kinabalu began in 1985 and today, like the new service to Penang, it operates daily flights between Hong Kong and Kota Kinabalu.

For further information please contact:

Penang Reservations Tel: 04-261 8397
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.dragonair.com.my

Dragonair maiden flight KA-692 Penang - HK on 31Mar14
The VIPs mark the memorable occasion with a group photo.

 

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