A Dragonair flight in Beijing in 1988. The launch of the Hong Kong airline created competition for Cathay Pacific Airways. Picture: Xinhua

‘Dragonair all set for take-off’: when Cathay Pacific’s local rival took flight in 1985

The launch of Hong Kong’s second airline, owned by Hong Kong and China shareholders, sparked a clash with rival carrier Cathay Pacific that would continue until it bought the upstart five years later

Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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A Dragonair flight in Beijing in 1988. The launch of the Hong Kong airline created competition for Cathay Pacific Airways. Picture: Xinhua
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