The Cathay Pacific Group’s expansion continues as it launches a new two-times-weekly service to Tokushima in Japan. Tokushima is the gateway to Shikoku.
The route will be operated by Cathay Dragon and launches from Dubai, via Hong Kong, on 18 December 2018 until 29 March 2019 using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Details of the new Tokushima service from Dubai, via Hong Kong, from 18 December 2018 – 29 March 2019 are as follows (all times local):
|Flight no||From||To||Departure/Arrival||Days of operation|
|CX 746||DXB||HKG||1755/0500 +1||Sunday – Saturday|
|CX 738||DXB||HKG||2335/1100 +1||Sunday – Saturday|
|KA 322||HKG||TKS||0930/1400||Wednesday, Saturday|
|CX 745||HKG||DXB||0130/0700||Sunday – Saturday|
|CX 731||HKG||DXB||1655/2205||Sunday – Saturday|
This is not the first time that Cathay Pacific flew to Tokushima, the Group has operated charter flights to the island at peak holiday periods in the past. The introduction of scheduled service to Tokushima shows the Group’s commitment to Japan that has become popular among tourists worldwide.
Currently, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon currently fly to six destinations in Japan, and the addition of Tokushima to the network gives customers a new region of the country to explore.
Cathay Pacific’s chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo, said: “Our routes to Japan are performing extremely well for us and we are very pleased to be able to offer our customers with a new destination in this most beautiful, dynamic and culturally-rich of countries.
“Growing our reach to places that aren’t already served from Hong Kong boosts the city’s status as Asia’s largest international hub and enables us to capture new and important sources of revenue.”
This new route is the 10th route the Group has launched in 2018. Cathay Pacific Group has launched services to Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Nanning and Jinan. Other new routes to take-off this year include Washington DC (on 15 September), Davao City, Medan (both October) and Cape Town (November).