Hong Kong Airlines announced that commencing on 19 December 2014, the company will launch a five-time weekly service between Hong Kong and Sapporo, Japan.
Airbus A330 aircraft will be deployed on the route, operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines said, “Hong Kong Airlines is delighted to announce the Sapporo route and offer our passengers more travel options flying to Japan. According to the official figures from Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) on the total number of foreign tourists visiting Japan from January to July 2014, an increase of 21.6% for Hong Kong tourists was resulted compared to the same period in 2013. And the total number of Mainland China and Thailand tourists visiting Japan rose by 90.8% and 61% respectively. Passengers from Mainland China and Thailand can choose to transit through Hong Kong to Japan. Together with the strong performance, we believe that Sapporo will become another hot-picked destination in Hong Kong Airlines’ network.”
The new service to Sapporo is complimented by the Airlines’ daily flight to Okinawa and a twice-weekly flight to Kagoshima, bringing it to a total of 21 weekly flights betweenHong Kong and Japan.