United Continental Holdings has announced the launch of daily direct service between Hong Kong and Tokyo’s Narita airport, effective 31 October 2011. The new service, to be operated by Continental Airlines, will be the first expansion of the merged company’s operations in Hong Kong since United and Continental joined forces in 2010.
“This new service to Tokyo marks a significant milestone for the new United as we further strengthen our extensive US network for customers in Hong Kong,” said James Mueller, United’s Vice President for Asia Pacific. “Tokyo is not only a popular destination for business as well as leisure travellers, but also an ideal gateway to connect to United’s extensive network in the United States.”
The daily nonstop service between Hong Kong and Narita will be operated using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering 14 Business Class and 141 Economy Class seats. Flights will depart Hong Kong at 10.30am, arriving in Tokyo at 3.40pm. The return service will leave Narita at 5.05pm, arriving back at HKIA at 9.15pm.