Hong Kong, 24 June 2019 Hong Kong-based airline HK Express is thrilled to announce a new route to Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture. Scheduled to commence on 26 September 2019, the highly anticipated new link will operate daily for added flexibility and convenience.
Ready to sneak away on a tropical adventure? HK Express is pleased to offer a celebratory deal of Fly-Out-For-HKD8** when booking a return ticket, available from 24 June (11:00) to 1 July (23:59) with an eligible travel period from 26 September to 26 October 2019.
The Hong Kong-Okinawa route provides another entry point to Japan’s beloved tropical archipelago. Indeed, Okinawa has always been one of the most sought-after destinations by Hongkongers, owing to its pristine beaches, sunny skies and beautiful blue waters. In the heart of it all is Naha, a slow-paced city that oozes coastal charm. The culture in this seaside metropolis varies dramatically from that of Kyoto or Tokyo. Instead of soaring skyscrapers or ancient temples, picture rows of palm trees, wide-open promenades, and unique dining experiences such as ‘taco rice’ and awamori, an indigenous spirit that’s nicknamed ‘island sake’. Of course, traditional experiences are never too far away. Visit the beautifully restored Shuri Castle and Tsuboya Pottery Street, where you can watch the masters at work, for a peek into the past.
Taking advantage of HK Express’ expanding route network throughout the Okinawa archipelago, travellers can book multi-stop tickets for the ultimate island-hopping experience. By the end of September, the airline will operate three distinct routes – Naha, Shimojishima and Ishigaki – across the islands, so you can combine city life in Naha with a bit of snorkelling, diving, and sand-in-your-toes relaxation. Have more time? Combine palm-fringed Okinawa with exciting Japanese destinations, such as Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Osaka or Tokyo to really dive into the country’s diverse culture and heritage.
“From tropical islands to historic cities, volcanoes and hot springs, the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to exploring Japan. As one of the most popular destinations among Hongkongers, we strive to make the country’s most charming corners more accessible with these new routes,” said Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director of HK Express. “We are excited to add Naha to our expanding list of 13 destinations and counting. We hope this new route inspires our guests to explore this beautiful corner of the world.”