Juneyao Airlines has started its 15th international route and sixth to Japan with the introduction on 19 January of a thrice-weekly service between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Obihiro (OBO). The 2,287-kilometre route will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with the airline’s A320s. Juneyao Airlines already serves five other airports in Japan from Shanghai; Fukuoka, Nagoya, Okinawa, Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Haneda. Tokachi-Obihiro Airport, located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, appears to have only catered to domestic traffic in the past, with flights to Osaka, Sapporo and Tokyo. Apart from Japan, Juneyao Airlines also operates international flights from Shanghai to Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.