Dragon Air's Bangalore-Hong Kong flight from May 1

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Mumbai, Jan 16 (UNI) Dragon Air, the sister concern of the Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific airlines, will made its debut in the country with a flight between Bangalore and Hong Kong from May 1 this year.

Announcing the new flight, Cathay Pacific General Manager (India, West Asia, Africa and Bangladesh) Tom Right said said his airline was also enhancing its operation in the country with a total of 23 new flights a week by early June to increase its connectivity with India.

He also said his airline would start a service to Chennai from June 1 with four flights a week as part of its enhanced operation network in India.

Cathay Pacific services to Mumbai and Delhi, which at present have four flights a week, would begin daily operation from February 29 with the addition of three more flights a week to each destination, he said.

Mr Wright said from March 30, the airline will add another three flights a week to Mumbai, taking the number of flights to the city to ten a week.

At the same time, it will add another daily flight to Delhi, making it a double service of 14 flights per week.

''With the increase in services from India, Cathay Pacific will finally be able to fully serve the imporatant fast growing India market to Hong Kong and beyond. Using our hub in Hong Kong, passengers from India will be able to connect to airline's extensive global network of 111 destinations including the 33 destinations of Dragon Air,'' Mr Wright said.

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