Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) has announced that commencing on December 19, 2014, the company will launch a five-time weekly service between Hong Kong and Sapporo, Japan. Airbus A330 aircraft will be deployed on the route, operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The new service to Sapporo is complimented by Hong Kong Airlines’ daily flight to Okinawa and a twice-weekly flight to Kagoshima, bringing it to a total of 21 weekly flights between Hong Kong and Japan.
Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Hong Kong Airlines). Airbus A330-343 B-LNP (msn 1398) departs from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).
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Thai Airways International (Bangkok) is currently now planning to retire its last Airbus A300-600 on July 31, 2014 (moved up from October 25, 2014) per Airline Route. The airline is operating the type of flights from the Bangkok hub to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen and Phuket.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A300B4-622R HS-TAZ (msn 787) arrives at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
Jet Asia Airways (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi) has commenced three times weekly scheduled service from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Tianjin’s Bihnai International Airport and also to Nanjing’s Lukou International Airport.
In the past year, Jet Asia Airways has operated more than 200 charter flights to both cities combined. Tianjin and Nanjing are two of the fastest growing secondary cities in China.
“The charter flights now turned scheduled have proven to be popular with the Chinese travelers who wish to avoid stopping over in a primary city and prefer to fly directly to Bangkok. Jet Asia will continue to aggressively exercise ‘first mover advantage’ to capitalize on untapped markets between China and Thailand,” said Mr. Chairat Sangchan, Jet Asia’s Managing Director.
Chinese arrivals into Thailand reached 2.78 million passengers in 2012 and is expected to grow to more than 3.5 million in 2013.
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Former United Airlines Boeing 767-222 HS-JAB (msn 21868) arrives back at the Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) base.