Cathay Pacific has announced a new twice weekly seasonal service to the Japanese city of Tokushima, the carrier’s tenth new route launch in 2018.

The flight will be operated by Cathay Dragon A320 aircraft between December 19 and March 30.

Tokushima is the tenth largest city in Japan, and is located on the country’s Shikoku island. Oneworld carrier Cathay Pacific currently flies to six Japanese destinations along with its subsidiary Cathay Dragon.

The new route will be the tenth by the Cathay Pacific Group this year, following Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Nanning and Janin, and forthcoming services to Washington DC (September 15), Davao City and Medan (both October), and Cape Town (November).

Commenting on the news Cathay Pacific 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.”