Helping to connect UAE travellers to Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture via Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific has introduced a new scheduled service to Komatsu.
Set to launch on 3 April of next year, the new service will be offered twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays and will conclude on the 26 October 2019. The route will be served by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft that will feature both Business and Economy Class cabins.
Mark Sutch, Cathay Pacific regional general manager South Asia, Middle East and Africa said: “Our expansion strategy has been focused on growing new destinations, which gives our customers more choice, allows us to open up new revenue streams and strengthens our Hong Kong hub.
“It is no secret that Japan is an extremely popular destination for UAE travellers and those from further afield – and for good reason. It is a place that offers something for everyone.”
Over the past two years, Cathay Pacific has offered charter flights to Komatsu, the gateway to Ishikawa, in central Honshu. The addition of Komatsu to its network has enabled both Cathay Pacific and its regional airline, Cathay Dragon, to fly to a total of nine airports in eight cities across Japan.
The airlines combined operate more than 150 services per week between Hong Kong and Japan during summer months.