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Dragonair named Hong Kong Trade Development Council official Airline to the Mainland

Travel News Asia 26 February 2004

Dragonair has signed an agreement with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) that sees its official status as the trade body's airline of choice for travel to the Mainland continuing until the end of 2006. Dragonair has been the "Official Airline to the Chinese Mainland" for the HKTDC since 2001.

"The opportunities for commerce and business between Hong Kong and the Mainland are growing, and this new agreement recognises that," said Stanley Hui, Dragonair's Chief Executive Officer, at an event to mark the agreement today. "It also recognises that Dragonair is the airline of choice for any person conducting business in the China Mainland."

"The agreement again will give wings to further promote Hong Kong business to the Chinese Mainland, to catch the opportunities particularly arising from the CEPA arrangement," said Michael Sze, HKTDC Executive Director.

Under the agreement, Dragonair is the airline of choice for HKTDC staff travelling to the Mainland on business. Over the past three years, the HKTDC has held over 200 events in the Mainland, with the number rising annually.

Dragonair currently serves 21 Mainland cities, and offers up to eleven flights a day to the major business city of Shanghai and eight daily flights to Beijing.

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