Cathay Pacific will launch a seasonal service between Hong Kong and the Japanese city of Komatsu next spring.

The twice-weekly service will launch on 3 April and fly until 26 October 2019, served by Airbus A330-300 aircraft configured with both business and economy class seats.

Flights to Komatsu will leave Hong Kong at 0945 on Wednesdays and Saturdays and arrive at Komatsu at 1455, while the return leg will depart from Komatsu at 1630 on Wednesdays and Saturdays and land back to Hong Kong at 2000.

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
CX574 Hong Kong (HKG) Komatsu (KMQ) 0945 1455 Wednesday, Saturday
CX575 Komatsu (KMQ) Hong Kong (HKG) 1630 2000 Wednesday, Saturday

Tickets have been available for purchase since 12 December 2018.

Komatsu is the gateway to the Ishikawa Prefecture. Over the past two years, Cathay Pacific has arranged charter flights to Komatsu during peak holiday periods. The new route launch follows the carrier’s recently announced seasonal service to Tokushima set to commence on 19 December.

With the introduction of the seasonal Komatsu route, Cathay Pacific and its regional subsidiary Cathay Dragon will now soon connect Hong Kong to nine airports in eight cities across Japan, with more than 150 flights operating per week during summer months.

Commenting on the news, Ronald Lam, Director Commercial and Cargo of Cathay Pacific, said: “Our expansion strategy has been focused on growing our reach to places that aren’t already served direct from Hong Kong, which gives our customers more choice, allows us to open up new revenue streams and strengthens our Hong Kong hub.”