Dragonair debuts Tokyo Haneda service
To celebrate the launch of Dragonair’s new daily service between Hong Kong and Tokyo Haneda, there was a special celebration at the Japanese airport involving flowers, a splendid cake and gifts for passengers on the inaugural flight. Although the maiden flight from Hong Kong was on Sunday 29 March, the first flight in the other direction took place early on Monday 30 March.
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- Dragonair, the regional subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways, on 29 March launched daily flights from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tokyo Haneda (HND). The 2,902-kilometre route will be operated by the airline’s A320s and will face considerable competition. Cathay Pacific and HK Express already serve the route twice-daily while All Nippon Airways operates nine weekly flights, and Japan Airlines a further seven. Tokyo becomes Dragonair’s third destination in China as it already operates daily flights to Fukuoka and Okinawa. In addition, parent company Cathay Pacific also flies from Hong Kong to Nagoya, Osaka Kansai, Sapporo Chitose and Tokyo Narita.