18 APRIL 2016


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Article from BTNews 18 APRIL 2016

Hong Kong Air adds Tokyo

Tokyo is joining the Hong Kong Airlines network this summer as the carrier continues to expand its influence in Japan.

The morning and afternoon flights between Hong Kong International and Narita will start on 1 July with an Airbus A330-300 offering 32 seats in Business Class and 260 in Economy.

Hong Kong Airlines’ chief commercial officer Li Dianchun said: “As the capital of Japan and one of the most important metropolitan cities in Asia, Tokyo has long been the favourite destination for Hong Kong people for business as well as leisure travel.

“This addition to our growing Asian network will offer our passengers a wider range of travel options, and strengthen Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s major aviation hubs.”

Tokyo will become the carrier’s seventh destination in Japan after Okinawa, Okayama, Sapporo, Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto.

Hong Kong Airlines was briefly resident at Gatwick after it launched all-Business Class flights between Hong Kong and London in March 2010. The service was axed six months later owing to lack of demand, with the carrier saying it intended to concentrate on developing its Asia network.   www.hongkongairlines.com

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