Hong Kong Airlines Returns to Osaka

The carrier is also adding a second weekly service to Tokyo Narita from New Year’s Day.

A Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft. (Photo: Hong Kong Airlines)

With the resumption of flights to holiday destinations such as Bali still some way off, Hong Kong Airlines has focused on bringing back routes flown by business and essential travelers. On January 2, 2021, the full-service carrier will be relaunching its Osaka service, with flights operating every Thursday and Saturday to Kansai International Airport. Flight HX618 will depart Hong Kong at 11:30 a.m. and arrive in Osaka at 4:05 p.m. after three hours and 35 minutes in the air. On the return leg, passengers will take off from Kansai International Airport at 6:30 p.m. to land back at Chek Lap Kok at 10 p.m. local time.

Earlier this month, Hong Kong Airlines resumed weekly services to Tokyo Narita, ending an almost year-long hiatus on the route due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Complementing its current Friday service, the carrier will be adding a second weekly flight every Sunday from January 1, with Tokyo-bound travelers scheduled to leave Hong Kong at 9:30 a.m. and reach Narita at 2:30 p.m. While the exact timing of the return leg has not yet been listed on Hong Kong Airlines’ website, it is likely to mirror that of the Friday service, which departs from Narita following a turnaround time of just one hour, with an estimated arrival time in Hong Kong at 8:05 p.m. Both routes will utilize Airbus A330-300 aircraft to ensure that ample cargo space will be available to ferry goods and perishables from Tokyo and Osaka.

Given the ongoing pandemic situation, passengers flying Hong Kong Airlines can rebook their flights or change their destination up to 24 hours before departure at no extra cost. For the full list of destinations the carrier is serving at this time, see the table below:


Country/Region Destination Frequency
China (mainland) Beijing Capital 1 weekly
Haikou 3 weekly
Hangzhou 3 weekly
Nanjing 3 weekly
Sanya 2 weekly
Shanghai Pudong 1 daily
Japan Osaka Kansai 2 weekly (from Jan 2, 2021)
Tokyo Narita 1 weekly (2 weekly from Jan 3, 2021)
Philippines Manila 1 daily
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan 2 weekly

More information here.

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