Airliners Cathay Pacific and HK Express announced on Monday that they would axe some flights flying the Hong Kong - Japan route between February and March due to the limitations imposed by the Japanese government.
The affected flights included flights to and from Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda, Osaka-Kansai, Nagoya-Chubu, Okinawa, and Fukuoka that were scheduled between February 3 and March 2.
Cathay said in a statement on Monday that the move came as the Japanese government continues to mandate a limit on the maximum number of flights each carrier can operate from Hong Kong SAR to Japan.
“As a result, we can only operate 72 flights per week into Japan, which is 12-13 flights per week less than what was originally planned and approved by the regulatory authorities for February 2023,” the statement wrote.
For details on Cathay Pacific’s flight cancellations, click here.
Meanwhile, HK Express will also cancel certain flights between Hong Kong and Japan from February 1 to 16 due to the limitations.
For details on HK Express’s flight cancellations, click here.