Hong Kong Airlines is reinstating its unique nonstop service between Hong Kong and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands from 28 April.

Hong Kong Airlines will fly its two-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the five-hour flights, including lie-flat seating in business class.

This will be the only route connecting Hong Kong and the Marianas.

The Hong Kong Airlines A330-300 aircraft have 32 seats in 1-2-1 lie-flat business class and 260 seats in 2-4-2 economy class.

The flights from Hong Kong to Saipan are scheduled to operate every Thursday and Sunday, departing Hong Kong at 1935 and arriving in Saipan at 0235 the following morning.

The return flights will depart back from Saipan to Hong Kong every Friday and Monday at 0405 and land back in Hong Kong at 0700 on the same day.

The new service is not yet open for reservations.

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as it is formally known, is comprised of 14 tropical islands, with Saipan serving as the capital and the largest island.

Things to do in the Marianas include diving, water sports and cave climbing.

The Marianas are hard to reach. There are few flights into Saipan, except from South Korea which has several low-cost carriers serve the city from Seoul and Busan. Other than that, there is United Airlines with service to Guam and Tokyo.

Hong Kong Airlines previously operated Hong Kong-Saipan from 2016 to 2019.