Yesterday (14 December 2015) marked the inauguration of Hong Kong Airlines’ twice-weekly direct flight service between Hong Kong and Kumamoto, Japan.
To commemorate the official launch of this new route, Hong Kong Airlines and the Kumamoto Prefecture has held grand celebration events at both the Hong Kong International Airport and Aso Kumamoto Airport.
All passengers and flight crew of the inaugural flight received a warm welcome after the plane touched down at Kumamoto. They were greeted by the Airlines’ local staff, while representatives from Kumamoto Prefectural Government and Tourism Organization gave out memorable Kumamoto souvenirs to mark a fantastic start of their Kyushu journey.
In the evening, the Kumamoto Prefectural Government and Hong Kong Airlines held a grand inaugural celebration dinner together. Both parties held a fruitful discussion on further strengthening ties between the two cities to foster growth in tourism and economic development. KUMAMON, Kumamoto Prefecture Sales Manager, was one of the officiating guests celebrating the event with gorgeous dance performances to mark the ending of the dinner with great success and enjoyment.
Hong Kong Airlines’ route network currently covers almost 30 cities across the Asia-Pacific region. With the launch of Kumamoto service, complemented by the existing two daily flights to Okinawa, five-time weekly service to Sapporo, thrice-weekly service to Kagoshima and twice-weekly flights to Miyazaki, Hong Kong Airlines operates a total of 26 weekly flights between Hong Kong and Japan starting from December this year, further strengthening its route network in Japan.