Our History

From starting with just one aircraft in 1985, Cathay Dragon has grown into an award-winning Hong Kong-based international carrier with more than 3,300 employees worldwide.

Our airline’s rich history includes many notable accomplishments. In the late 1980s, Cathay Dragon became the first local airline to invest in cadet pilot training. To date, more than 150 graduates have completed this training scheme. More recently, Cathay Dragon has been recognised as the World’s Best Regional Airline in the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards – an honour that has now been bestowed on our airline a record-breaking three times.

There is much more to a successful airline than planes and destinations. Day after day our people contribute their passion, vision and hard work to maintaining Cathay Dragon’s reputation for reliability, friendliness, innovation and dynamism. They are the reason that we have grown to become a great source of pride for Hong Kong.