Cathay Pacific Group airline Cathay Dragon will start two new seasonal routes from Hong Kong to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima.
The twice-weekly service to Niigata starts 30 October 2019 and runs until 28 March 2020 subject to regulatory approval, using a two-class Airbus A330 aircraft. It 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 A320 flights will run throughout the winter season until 28 March 2020.
Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo said: “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 forms 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 expansion in Japan for the Cathay Pacific Group. Earlier this year, Cathay Pacific launched a new scheduled summer seasonal service to Komatsu, which operates until 26 October 2019.