DRAGONAIR ADDS THIRD FREIGHTER
Dragonair has added a third Boeing 747-300 freighter to boost cargo frequencies between Europe and China.
Flights to Europe via Dubai will increase to six a week, up from five, the airline said. Services to Shanghai will increase to four flights a week, up from two. The addition of the new freighter will also allow extra flights to Osaka and Taipei during the peak season.
Dragonair recently posted a 61.95-percent year-on-year rise in the amount of cargo carried for the first nine months of the year. “Much of the growth we have seen has been due to the strength of the China Mainland market,” said Stanley Hui, chief executive officer for the Hong Kong-based airline.
Dragonair bought its newest freighter from Boeing earlier this year and had it converted to all-cargo operations by TAECO in Xiamen, China.