On 18 March, Dragonair took delivery of its 11th Airbus A330, taking the number of aircraft in its passenger fleet to 27.
On 2 April, Dragonair launched a thrice-weekly freighter service to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
On 29 April, Dragonair took delivery of its 11th Airbus A320.
On 5 May, Dragonair took delivery of its 12th Airbus A330, which features a special livery to celebrate the airline's 20th anniversary.
On 2 June, Dragonair was voted Best Airline - China for a fourth consecutive year in the Skytrax passenger survey. The survey measured more than 35 different aspects of passenger satisfaction and the final total of eligible survey nominations was 12.3 million.
On 9 July, Dragonair launched a weekly charter service to Urumqi. The service operated until October 8.
In September, Dragonair's loyalty club, The Elite, welcomed its 100,000th Member.
On 1 September, Dragonair wet-leased one A330 and one A320 aircraft to Air China.
On 9 September, Dragonair was voted Best China Airline in the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific 2005 Annual Awards.
On 9 November, Dragonair was named the recipient of the Whittle Safety Award 2005, bestowed by the International Federation of Airworthiness.
On 17 November, Dragonair's Economy Class was voted the best of any airline in the inaugural Business Traveller China Awards.
On 5 December, Dragonair was named Cargo Airline of the Year in the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation's Awards for Excellence 2005.