|The Dragonair aircraft. The airline was voted as the|
"Best Regional Airline – SE Asia" in the survey in 2008 and
“World’s Best Regional Airline” in 2010 and 2011.
This operation was launched in an inaugural ceremony and send-off of the service’s first passengers at the Clark International Airport, Clark, Pampanga, last May this year.
“The introduction of the Clark service is a significant and timely milestone for Dragonair in terms of airline development as it marks its further expansion in the Philippine market, which is a very important passenger segment in the Asia-Pacific region,” Mr Yam said.
He added, referring nothing to the tragedy, that the new service would help boost tourism and business in the Philippines. “We hope to strengthen our ties with the Philippines and support its fast-growing economy and rapidly-expanding tourism market by providing travelers the opportunity to visit and explore other nearby top destinations and business districts in this country. Meanwhile, with the extensive global network of Cathay Pacific, travelers are also offered with more options in flying from the Philippines to Hong Kong or more than 160 worldwide destinations via Hong Kong hub.”
Indeed, tourism is an agent of understanding promoting brotherhood among peoples of diverse cultures.