Cathay confirms twice-daily Hong Kong-Haneda service

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Cathay Pacific Airways has confirmed that it will begin a twice-daily service from Hong Kong to Tokyo's Haneda Airport from 31 October.

Hong Kong's flag carrier will reduce direct flights to Tokyo's Narita Airport to five daily from the current six, including one that goes via Taipei.

The airline says that it will operate its Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 747-400 on the flights to Haneda.

"To resume operations to Haneda Airport has been a longstanding wish for Cathay Pacific, and we believe this new service will make Tokyo an even more popular destination for Hong Kong people. We will now provide more flights to and from Japan's capital, offering more convenience for passengers and helping to develop further Hong Kong's position as a leading international aviation hub," says Cathay CEO Tony Tyler.

Haneda opens to international scheduled flights from 31 October after a fourth runway there begins operations.