Dragonair delivers fourth Japanese route

Dragonair Hong Kong

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.

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