Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes, codeshare partnerships, and other updates in aviation.
AirAsia returns to Japan
AirAsia Japan is back in business with its maiden service from Nagoya to Sapporo. The twice-daily service will commence on October 29 from Nagoya, AirAsia Japan’s main hub.
DJ0001 and DJ0009 will depart Chubu Centrair International Airport at 07.35 and 17.10, and arrive in New Chitose Airport 09.25 and 19.00 respectively.
The return flight will depart Sapporo at 10.00 and 19.35, and arrive back in Nagoya at 12.05 and 21.40 respectively.
AirAsia Japan is a joint venture between AirAsia Berhad, Rakuten, Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund I GK, Noevir Holdings and Alpen. The airline operates two A320-200 aircraft from its hub at Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.
Hong Kong Airlines expands presence in North America
Hong Kong Airlines will fly from Hong Kong to San Francisco from March 25, 2018.
The service will be operated with an Airbus A350 featuring 334 seats, with 33 in Business Class, 108 in Economy Comfort and 193 in Economy Class.
Taking approximately 13 hours, HX060 will depart Hong Kong at 12.20 and arrive in San Francisco at 10.15 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Return flights will depart San Francisco at 12.00 on the same days, and arrive back in Hong Kong at 17.25 the following day.
New non-stop route between Qingdao and London
Starting from November 17, Beijing Capital Airlines will launch a twice-weekly service between London and Qingdao.
Utilising an Airbus A330, JD432 will depart London on Mondays and Fridays at 22.00 and arrive in Qingdao at 17.30 the following day. The return flight will depart on the same days, from Qingdao at 15.05 and arrive in London at 19.50.