In May, a Dragonair flight from Shanghai became the first scheduled
flight to touch down on the new second runway at Hong Kong International
In September, Dragonair officially joined Asia Miles, the region's
leading frequent flyer programme.
In July, a Dragonair flight became the last scheduled service to land
at Hong Kong's Kai Tak airport.
Dragonair's premiere passenger lounge at new Hong Kong International
Dragonair established its own cargo sales department which replaced
Cathay Pacific as general sales agents for the airline's cargo services.
China National Aviation Corporation (Group) Ltd. (CNAC Group) purchased
a 35.86% interest in Dragonair to become the largest shareholder. CITIC
Pacific retained 28.50%, Swire/Cathay Pacific 25.50% and the Chao Family
Dragonair and Dah Chong Hong established a joint venture to provide
repair and maintenance services on ground support equipment at Chek
The first purchased A330 wide-body aircraft joined the Dragonair fleet
Hong Kong Airport Services Ltd. (HAS), a joint venture company between
Dragonair and Cathay Pacific, was set up to take responsibility for
all matters relating to ramp handling services.