The Cathay Pacific Group added two extra seasonal routes including a new service to Niigata and the restarting of flights to Tokushima
A new twice-weekly service to Niigata will be starting from October 30. The route will be operated by Cathay Dragon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, subject to regulatory approval, using a two-class Airbus A330 aircraft, and 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 restart from November 9, subject to government approval. Two weekly Cathay Dragon flights, also operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays, will run throughout the winter season using a two-class A320.
Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo said, “We’re delighted to offer these additional seasonal services to Japan this winter, providing our customers with more ways to discover exciting new experiences across this beautiful and culturally rich country.”
“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,” added Loo.
The addition of these two winter services will cap off an exciting year of expansion in Japan for the Cathay Pacific Group. Earlier this year, Cathay Pacific launched a new scheduled summer seasonal service to Komatsu, opening up Ishikawa Prefecture’s rich natural landscapes and cultural attractions to travellers. The Komatsu service is scheduled to operate until October 26.