Dragonair’s resumption of services between Hong Kong and Hiroshima were celebrated at the Japanese airport on 16 August. Pictured from fourth left to right are: Yasuyuki Nishio, Managing Director, Hiroshima Prefectural Government Airport and Seaport Department; Kennichi Yamamoto, President of Hiroshima Airport Building Company; Hironori Takagaki, Deputy Hiroshima Governor; Dane Cheng, Cathay Pacific Director Sales & Marketing; Karen Ma, Dragonair Senior Purser; Jim Ashby, Dragonair Captain; Clarence Tai, Cathay Pacific General Manager Japan; Kazunori Hori, Regional Director Japan, Hong Kong Tourism Board; and Shigeto Urushima, Hiroshima Airport Manager of the Osaka Regional Civil Aviation Bureau.
- Dragonair has resumed flights after over 12 years between Hong Kong (HKG) and Hiroshima (HIJ). On 16 August the regional subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways began twice-weekly flights (Thursdays and Sundays) on the 2,290-kilometre route using its A321s. No other carrier serves this route with non-stop flights. This becomes Dragonair’s fourth route to Japan as it already serves Fukuoka, Okinawa and Tokyo Haneda. Between them Dragonair and Cathay Pacific now operate a total of 152 flights per week between Hong Kong and eight destinations in Japan. See how Hiroshima Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.