Peach Aviation Limited (Peach) has begun flying between Hong Kong and Okinawa – a first for a low-cost carrier, and the first time in 12 years for a Japanese airline to operate a regular passenger service between the two destinations.
The Hong Kong – Okinawa (Naha) route will be serviced four-times weekly, with flights operated every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is Peach’s second international route to be based out of Naha Airport – the secondary hub for the airline after Kansai Airport. The LCC currently serves flights to Taipei out of Naha too.
Flight MM964 departs Hong Kong at 1235 and arrives in Okinawa at 1550. The return MM965 service will then depart Okinawa at 1645 before touching back down in Hong Kong at 1830.
“Our full-fledged operation on this route raises expectations for increased inbound travel from Hong Kong, its neighboring areas, and other Asian countries,” said Peach representative director & chief executive, Shinichi Inoue. “We will make ongoing efforts to expand our operations based out of Okinawa (Naha) Airport, with particular focus on increasing our international flights, and continue to contribute in our humble way for the initiatives of Okinawa Prefecture to achieve the ten million tourists it aims to achieve by the year 2021.”
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