Following the relaxation of travel restrictions in Hong Kong, local carrier Hong Kong Airlines will launch four-times weekly nonstop flights connecting Hong Kong and Fukuoka from 7 April 2023.

Situated off the southwest coast of Japan, Fukuoka is the gateway to Kyushu.

Fukuoka is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a commercial hub.

Over the centuries, the city has found a balance of combining modern urbanity with its glorious history, boasting many buildings that have been lovingly preserved from the Meiji period.

The new Hong Kong Airlines flights to Fukuoka will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 1025 and arrive in the Japanese port city at 1500.

The return flights leave Fukuoka at 1600 and arrive back into Hong Kong at 1835 local time.

Flights are currently scheduled on Airbus A320 narrowbody aircraft. There is no business class cabin on these Hong Kong Airlines aircraft.

Cathay Pacific and its low-cost subsidiary HK Express fly to Fukuoka multiple times a day, including on widebody Airbus A330 aircraft with a lie flat business class offering.

Separately, Hong Kong Airlines today confirms that it will resume its Hong Kong-Denpasar (Bali) five-weekly; and daily Hong Kong-Shanghai (Hongqiao) from 17 April.

The Bali and Hongqiao services will be on board the carrier’s A330 aircraft, including business class.

Hong Kong Airlines has shrunk over the past three Covid years in Hong Kong. The airline currently serves 25 regional destinations on a reduced fleet.

As part of its restructuring, the affiliate of China’s HNA Group shed its entire long-haul network and new-technology Airbus A350-900 fleet.