Dragonair to launch Clark-Hong Kong flights-A A +A
Sunday, May 27, 2012
CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation president Victor Jose Luciano has announced that Dragonair, a partner airline of Hong Kong’s flag carrier Cathay Pacific, will start its Clark-Hong Kong flights and vice versa on Tuesday.
Luciano said the entry of Dragonair in Clark is a welcome development as the airline will add up to budget carriers in serving residents in the airport’s catchment area in Northern parts of Metro Manila and the most part of Central and Northern Luzon.
“Clark will have another global reach with Dragonair, Cathay Pacific, choosing Clark. We are now connected to the four corners of the globe with the 150 destinations of CX (Cathay Pacific) and 31 destinations of Dragonair,” Luciano said.
“Our countrymen from Northern and Central Luzon, as well as Northern Metro Manila, who are residing or working in the Middle East, the whole of Asia, Europe, America, and as far as Africa can now use Clark Airport for their travel,” he added.
Tourism will get a “tremendous boost” by the entry of the airline into Clark, according to Luciano.
In line with Dragonair’s launch in Clark, passengers may avail themselves of special economy class roundtrip tickets for only US$70 per person. This is valid for a minimum of two passengers travelling together.
Overseas Filipino workers may also avail themselves of a one-way travel ticket for only US$35. Booking period is from June 30 to November 30.
Dragonair serves in-flight snacks with beverages and also provides a 20-kilogram baggage allowance without extra charge.
The airline has scheduled daily flights for passengers’ convenience and accessibility. Passengers may use Hong Kong as a transitory point to easily connect to other Dragonair flights to 36 destinations in the Asia-Pacific, including 19 locations in mainland China.
With Dragonair being part of the Cathay Pacific Group, it can also conveniently connect to Cathay Pacific destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and Africa.
Clark-Hong Kong flights depart at 10:55 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11:10 a.m. every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Return flights from Hong Kong depart at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. on Monday, Friday and Sunday.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on May 28, 2012.