Dragonair Cargo to start first transpacific flights
Hong Kong-based Dragonair Cargo is starting its first ever transpacific flights at the beginning of April with the launch of a thrice-weekly Hong Kong/New York freighter service.
The service will operate with a wet-leased Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft and will depart Hong Kong every Monday, Thursday and Saturday with a technical stop in Anchorage, Alaska, before arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The first flight will depart Hong Kong April 2.
Dragonair is scheduled to start taking delivery of five converted B747-400 freighters from the end of 2006, when it had originally planned to launch the U.S. cargo services.