Hong Kong Airlines launched two new routes on successive days; first to Kagoshima in Japan on 30 March, and then to Tianjin in China on 31 March. We love the Japanese tradition of using mascots to celebrate these event, but we confess we have no idea who the two “green” mascots are, and who or what they represent.
- Hong Kong Airlines has added two new routes from its Hong Kong (HKG) base. On 30 March it launched twice-weekly flights (Thursdays and Sundays) on the 1,940-kilometre route to Kagoshima (KOJ), followed on 31 March by thrice-weekly flights on the 1,885-kilometre route to Tianjin (TSN). Tianjin becomes the airline’s 17th destination in China. Frequency will be increased in mid-May to four weekly flights, to better compete with Air China’s 13 weekly flights.