The Cathay Pacific Group will start a new seasonal route from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan on its low-cost arm Cathay Dragon from 19 December 2018 to 30 March 2019.
The new two-times-weekly service to Tokushima, gateway to the island of Shikoku, is the 10th route the Group will have launched in 2018.
The route will operated using Airbus A320 aircraft. Together, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon currently fly to six destinations in Japan.
Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo said: “Our routes to Japan are performing extremely well for us and we are very pleased to be able to offer our customers with a new destination in this most beautiful, dynamic and culturally-rich of countries.
“Growing our reach to places that aren’t already served from Hong Kong boosts the city’s status as Asia’s largest international hub and enables us to capture new and important sources of revenue.”
Already this year, the Cathay Pacific Group has launched services to Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Nanning and Jinan. Other new routes to take-off this year include Washington DC (on 15 September), Davao City, Medan (both October) and Cape Town (November).