21 Oct 2023 By May Ng

Hong Kong Airlines Expands Japan Network with Hakodate and Yonago Seasonal Services

Hong Kong Airlines is excited to announce the launch of two highly anticipated winter season routes to Hakodate and Yonago. Operating from 18 December 2023 to 24 February 2024, these two seasonal services will run four times weekly, making Hong Kong Airlines the only Hong Kong carrier to offer both routes.

Hakodate, the fifth destination launched by the company this year, will operate flights every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This new route complements our existing service to Sapporo, catering to the needs of Hong Kong tourists eager to visit Hokkaido duricid:14DDED66-F985-4B35-A4C6-066FFB02B1EFng the peak winter season. Rich in history, Hakodate offers travellers a chance to immerse themselves in a romantic ambiance of yesteryears. Attractions such as Motomachi, a historic district renowned for its Western-style architecture, and the iconic Goryokaku Fort, a star-shaped fortress with significant historical relevance, are must-visits.

Travellers can explore Hokkaido’s southern and central regions by arriving in Hakodate and departing from Sapporo, or vice versa. This convenient option allows passengers flying with Hong Kong Airlines to embark on a memorable journey. They can start in Hakodate, experience a ski trip in Niseko, or visit the rejuvenating hot springs of Lake Toya or Noboribetsu, before wrapping up their adventure in Sapporo.

In response to customers’ feedback and travel preferences, Hong Kong Airlines is also resuming service to Yonago at the same time period. This hidden gem, renowned for its natural beauty and cultural significance, offers attractions such as the majestic Mount Daisen and breathtaking sand dunes. For an enriched travel experience, travellers can combine a visit to Osaka with their trip to Yonago. This flexible travel arrangement allows them to explore the captivating cities of western Japan and maximising their winter itinerary.

By adding Hakodate and Yonago to its winter schedule, Hong Kong Airlines will operate nine destinations in Japan, complementing its current routes to Sapporo, Tokyo (Narita), Osaka, Okinawa, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kumamoto. This service expansion underscores the company’s commitment to meeting the growing demand for travel, catering to the evolving needs of travellers and providing passengers with greater flexibility in planning their winter getaways.

Hong Kong Airlines flight schedules for Hakodate and Yonago are as follows (All times local):

Route Flight Number Departure Arrival Frequency
HKG  –  HKD HX592 1130 1700 Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat
HKD  –  HKG HX593 1800 2250
HKG  – YGJ HX650 0755 1230 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
YGJ   –  HKG HX651 1330 1640

* Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice

Ticket reservation for Yonago is now available on the Hong Kong Airlines website, while reservations for Hakodate will be available soon.

For more details and sales, please visit www.hongkongairlines.com, or contact us via the Hong Kong Airlines Call Centre hotline (852) 3916 3666 (Hong Kong).