Building on its record-breaking year in terms of network expansion, the Cathay Pacific Group has moved to introduce a scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan.
Running from the 18 December 2018 to March 2019, the two-times-weekly service is the 10th route that the Group has launched in 2018 alone.
The scheduling of the route aims to capture the busy holiday period of the region and Japan as a whole.
Operated by Cathay Dragon and launched from Dubai, via Hong Kong, the route is expected to be serviced by an Airbus A320 aircraft. To date, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fly to six destinations in Japan.
Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific’s Chief Customer and Commercial Officer 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.”
The recent addition marks the Group’s latest network expansion. Other services launched this year include Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Nanning and Jinan. It was previously announced that the Group will add new flights to Washington DC, Davao City, Medan and Cape Town.