Chao Kuang-piu stands beside a Dragonair plane in this undated image. Photo: Handout Chao Kuang-piu stands beside a Dragonair plane in this undated image. Photo: Handout
Chao Kuang-piu stands beside a Dragonair plane in this undated image. Photo: Handout

Founder of regional airline Cathay Dragon sad over closure but proud of creating Hong Kong icon

  • Chao Kuang-piu, aged 101, recalls ‘remarkable’ growth of company with just one plane in 1985 into a serious contender to Cathay Pacific, which took it over
  • The carrier played a key role in Hong Kong’s transformation into an international aviation hub and its integration with mainland China, he says

Topic |   Cathay Dragon
Chao Kuang-piu stands beside a Dragonair plane in this undated image. Photo: Handout Chao Kuang-piu stands beside a Dragonair plane in this undated image. Photo: Handout
Chao Kuang-piu stands beside a Dragonair plane in this undated image. Photo: Handout
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