Dragonair returns to Fukuoka

27 Jul 2010

Dragonair (KA) is to resume flying to Fukuoka from October 31, 2010.

The non-stop, direct flights will depart daily from Hongkong to the capital of Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu in southern Japan. An Airbus A320 will be used on the route. Cathay Pacific, KA's sister carrier, also operates daily flights to Fukuoka but via Taipei and from October 31, will code share with KA on the Fukuoka service.

Services between the two cities started up in October 2007, but were halted in June 2009 due to the poor business environment, KA executives said.

Besides being a popular tourist destination dotted with scenic spots, Fukuoka is a hub for metal processing and the manufacture of chemicals, automobiles and semi-conductors.

KA will also increase frequencies between Hongkong and Kathmandu from September 1, moving from three to six flights per week (all days except Friday). The service, utilising an A330-300, goes via Dhaka on the Hongkong-Kathmandu sector.

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Sarah Spaeth

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