Hong Kong Airlines announced that it will add frequency of its flight service to Osaka to two flights daily, commencing 15 September 2016, and that to Sapporo to one flight daily from 30 October 2016.
The arrangement is believed to meet the growing travel and trade demand between Hong Kong and the two cities, further strengthening the airline’s network in Japan.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines, said:
“The Japan destinations have been quite popular among Hong Kong Airlines’ passengers. Satisfying response has been received since the commencement of flight service to Sapporo and Osaka in December 2014 and July 2016 respectively, in view of which we have been proactively exploring to add frequency to these routes so as to meet the travel demand of our passengers. In addition, Hong Kong Airlines will launch its flight service to Yonago soon on 14 September, bringing more travel choices for the passengers.”
Hong Kong Airlines currently flies to over 30 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. With the upcoming flight service to Yonago and the additional flight service to Osaka and Sapporo, by then Hong Kong Airlines will operate a total of 60 weekly flights between Hong Kong and Japan, including two daily flights to Okinawa, Tokyo and Osaka respectively, one daily flight to Sapporo and five-time weekly service to Kagoshima, as well as twice-weekly flights to Miyazaki, Okayama and Yonago respectively. Hong Kong Airlines will then have 8 flight destinations in Japan, which represents a further upgrade of its destination network in the country.