Hong Kong Airlines has launched seasonal services to Yonago and Hakodate, offering a two-month winter service until February 2024. This expansion accommodates the high travel demand during the year-end and Lunar New Year holidays. Additionally, the airline has increased its Seoul service from four flights per week to daily, providing passengers more flexibility.
The inaugural flights to Yonago and Hakodate departed at 7:55 am and 11:30 am, carrying over 400 passengers to these popular Japanese destinations for winter holidays.
Hong Kong Airlines Returning to Yonago
Mr. Jevey Zhang, Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines, and the management team attended the celebration event at Yonago Kitaro Airport.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Jevey Zhang said, “When we launched our first scheduled flights to Yonago in 2016, we became the first and only local carrier to offer direct flights from Hong Kong to Yonago that year, introducing global travelers to the rich natural scenery and profound cultural atmosphere of Tottori Prefecture. After so many years, we are extremely delighted to reintroduce this popular destination to our expanding Japan route network.”
Yonago Kitaro Airport Special Shuttle Bus
In connection with the seasonal flight service, Yonago Kitaro Airport will run a special shuttle bus between the airport and Yonago City on flight days, ensuring a convenient transfer service for passengers. Learn more here.
Hong Kong Airlines Hakodate Flight Launches With 90% Passenger Occupancy
On the same day, Hong Kong Airlines marked the debut of its first-ever seasonal service to Hakodate, becoming the sole local airline to provide direct flights between the two cities.
Mr. Zhang expressed: “We are also thrilled to launch the Hakodate route today, with the first flight achieving over 90% passenger occupancy, which demonstrates its popularity with travelers keen to explore Hokkaido. Along with our thrice-weekly regular flights to Sapporo, we believe both routes will perfectly complement to meet the demand for winter travel.”
Daily Flights to Seoul to Meet Demand
Hong Kong Airlines has seen a surge in popularity for its flights to Seoul, leading to an increase in the frequency of flights on this route. Starting from December 17th, the airline now offers daily service, boosting connectivity between the two destinations. Operated by the A330-300 wide-body aircraft, the Seoul service provides over 300 spacious seats, enhancing the travel experience for passengers.
As flight capacity gradually recovers, Hong Kong Airlines is actively looking into adding more new destinations. Throughout the year, the airline has introduced new routes to Beijing Daxing, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Phuket, and Hakodate. Additionally, it has resumed flights to several well-liked destinations such as Sanya, Chongqing, Bali, Kumamoto, and Yonago. By January, the Maldives seasonal flights will also resume, expanding the airline’s network to cover 25 destinations.