Our History

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 170 graduates have completed this training programme.

More recently, Cathay Dragon was recognised as the World’s Best Regional Airline in the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards – an honour that has now been bestowed on our airline a record-breaking four times.

There is much more to building 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.