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Cathay Dragon Adds Two Seasonal Routes to Niigata and Tokushima

Cathay Dragon A330-300
CATHAY DRAGON A330-300 | AFPWONG CC BY-SA 4.0

The Cathay Pacific Group is giving customers more reasons to jet to Japan this winter with the addition of two extra seasonal routes including a new service to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima.

Travellers looking to hit the slopes can look forward to a new twice-weekly service to Niigata starting 30 October 2019, opening up an exciting new region of Japan famed for its snowy winters. The route will be operated by Cathay Dragon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, subject to regulatory approval, using a two-class Airbus A330 aircraft, and will be the only non-stop service connecting Niigata with Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, the popular seasonal service to Tokushima on Shikoku Island, launched last winter will be returning on 9 November, subject to government approval. Two weekly Cathay Dragon flights, also operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays, will run throughout the winter season using a two-class A320.

Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo said:

“We’re delighted to offer these additional seasonal services to Japan this winter, providing our customers with more ways to discover exciting new experiences across this beautiful and culturally rich country.

“Japan is one of the most popular destinations for Hong Kong travellers and our routes there consistently perform well. Opening up routes to destinations not currently served from is a key part of our growth strategy and further boosts Hong Kong’s status as the leading international aviation hub in Asia.”

The addition of these two winter services will cap off an exciting year of expansion in Japan for the Cathay Pacific Group. Earlier this year, Cathay Pacific launched a new scheduled summer seasonal service to Komatsu, opening up Ishikawa Prefecture’s rich natural landscapes and cultural attractions to travellers. The Komatsu service is scheduled to operate until 26 October 2019.


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