Dragonair first flight touches down at Kolkata airport

Notwithstanding the delay in the inauguration of the new terminal at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Hong Kong-based airline company Dragonair on Saturday launched a four-times-weekly service to Kolkata with the arrival of its first flight. Tom Wright, general manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Dragonair, along with B P Sharma, airport director, Kolkata, inaugurated the ceremony. To mark the service launch, passengers and crew members on the first flight to Kolkata were given a traditional Indian welcome including mishti on arrival, while those departing for Hong Kong received a souvenir. Kolkata is the second Indian destination for the airline after Bengaluru.

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