Dragonair Provides 50% Discount On TPE-HKG

Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:25 am

An insider report from the airline industry has told the media that Dragonair is providing 50% ticket discount to travel agencies in Taipei for one-way trip from TPE to HKG. The price is HKD$500, about half of the original price.

This discount campaign is part of the celebration of the first Taipei service. The campaign will last till the end of Summer vacation. Dragonair receives 22 weekly flight service between Taipei and Hong Kong.
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RE: Dragonair Provides 50% Discount On TPE-HKG

Mon Jul 08, 2002 2:31 pm

Is the discount offered to general public, or just the travel agencies? If it is the latter, would it be just Industrial Discount for tour guides?

BTW, did CX get any right flying to Mainland China now?

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RE: Dragonair Provides 50% Discount On TPE-HKG

Mon Jul 08, 2002 2:34 pm

The will also give out 99 free tickets each day between 8 and 12 July.

Passengers have the chance to fly for free by booking a seat on any Dragonair flight to Taipei between 9a.m. and 5p.m. (Hong Kong time) from 8 to 12 July, 2002, through their travel agents or Dragonair Reservations hotline (852) 3193 3888. Complimentary tickets will be offered to the first 99 passenger bookings on each of the five days.
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RE: Dragonair Provides 50% Discount On TPE-HKG

Tue Jul 09, 2002 3:05 am

The offer is for Travel Agency.

But the travel agency has the rights to decide whether give the general public a discount.
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RE: Dragonair Provides 50% Discount On TPE-HKG

Tue Jul 09, 2002 3:14 am

They sure have to!! That's the policy of the travel agency, as there are lots of travel agencies having the discount, not just one of them. I used to work in the travel agency, so I know they would give the general public a discount. There maybe, however a few which won't due to the fact that they would say that they did not get any discounts from KA. It will only cause bad reputation to them.

Anyways, a good promotion type KA!

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RE: Dragonair Provides 50% Discount On TPE-HKG

Tue Jul 09, 2002 6:19 am

I think it's very good for customers on the Golden Route in terms of cheap fares. Good for them!


Dragonair is giving away 99 free tickets to Taipei from HKG every day from July 12 to coincide with the launch of that route on July 22.

A local HK travel agent said that Dragonair will offer a 60-day HKG-TPE roundtrip ticket at HK$2150, and HK's other airlines is offering a similar ticket at HK$2650 for a 14-day ticket. China Airlines would offer a 14-day ticket for HK$1750 and EVA Air for HK$1950.

According to a KA staff memo, more, "exciting promotions on Taipei," will occur in the future.

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RE: Dragonair Provides 50% Discount On TPE-HKG

Wed Jul 10, 2002 4:06 am

Dragonair is putting pressure on Cathay to lower its fares & I think they will lower them as they're going to lose market share to KA. KA is really the biggest winner in the new air services deal signed by the HK & Taiwan authorities, whereas in comparison to KA CX didn't get much at all.

You can bet CX is doing all it can to fly to Mainland China now...


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