Hong Kong Airlines Reinstates Kagoshima Services

A Hong Kong Airlines A330 on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines is thrilled to announce the revival of its regular direct flights to Kagoshima, Japan, starting March 31, 2024.

This move signifies the airline’s continued expansion and reinvigoration of travel in the Kyushu region. The move follows last year’s reopening of the region’s Kumamoto route.

Kagoshima Route Resumption

The resumption of direct flights to Kagoshima holds profound significance for Hong Kong Airlines. Initially launched in 2014, Kagoshima was the airline’s first destination in the Kyushu region.

After a hiatus of four years, Hong Kong Airlines is delighted to reintroduce this route, reaffirming its commitment to serving the growing demand for travel in Japan.

In December 2023. The carrier reinstated services to Kumamoto in the Kyushu region, after suspending the flight service in 2016.

Kumamoto was Hong Kong Airlines’ second destination in Kyushu, complementing the existing daily flights between Hong Kong and Fukuoka.

A Hong Kong Airlines A330 parked.
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Cherry Blossom Season

Scheduled to coincide with the enchanting cherry blossom season, the Kagoshima route operates three times a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

This strategic timing allows travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms while enjoying the flexibility of a convenient flight schedule.

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Exploring Kagoshima: Natural Beauty and Cultural Heritage

Situated at the southern tip of Kyushu, Kagoshima boasts a temperate climate and an abundance of natural wonders.

From its volcanic landscapes to rejuvenating hot springs, Kagoshima offers travelers a glimpse into Japan’s rich natural heritage.

Additionally, the city is home to several World Natural Heritage sites, further adding to its allure.

Beyond its natural beauty, Kagoshima is renowned for its culinary delights and traditional handicrafts.

Visitors can savor a diverse array of high-quality food and agricultural products unique to the region, while also indulging in maritime activities and exploring local crafts.

A Hong Kong Airlines flight taxis at Sanya Airport.
Photo Credit: Hong Kong Airlines


Hong Kong Airlines remains dedicated to meeting the diverse travel needs of its passengers. With the resumption of direct flights to Kagoshima, the airline continues its trajectory of expansion in Japan.

Over the past year, Hong Kong Airlines has introduced or resumed services to multiple destinations across Japan, ensuring seamless connectivity and accessibility for travelers.

Hong Kong Airlines is a major airline based in Hong Kong and is a member of the Oneworld alliance. The carrier flies to over 40 destinations in Asia and North America, including popular routes like Hong Kong to Tokyo, Osaka, and Taipei.

Japan Network

Hong Kong Airlines supports the following destinations in Japan:

  • Tokyo (Narita)
  • Osaka (Kansai)
  • Nagoya (Chubu)
  • Fukuoka
  • Kumamoto
  • Kagoshima
  • Sapporo (New Chitose)
  • Okinawa (Naha)
  • Hakodate (seasonal)
  • Yonago (seasonal)

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