[Hong Kong ▪ 3 November 2022] Hong Kong Airlines celebrated the resumption of its service to Okinawa on 2 November, following a long wait of two years. Known as the “Hawaii of Japan”, Okinawa is the airline’s third destination in Japan that it has resumed this year following the relaxation of travel restrictions.

Meanwhile, the airline is also delighted to announce that it will resume service to Sapporo later this week. Flight frequency to both Okinawa and Sapporo are expected to be upgraded from three-times weekly to daily service from December.

Earlier this month, Hong Kong Airlines launched a co-branded mask product in partnership with biotech company RAZE. In celebration of the flight resumption, the airline distributed a gift set to each passenger flying on the first flight to Okinawa, which highlighted its commitment to deliver customers the best and safest travel experience possible. The special RAZE Sanitizing Travel Kit featured a collection of distinctively designed RAZE x Hong Kong Airlines 3-Ply Antibacterial Masks (4 pieces), along with sanitizing spray with refill set and sanitizing wipes. More details of the collaboration between the two brands will be announced very soon.

To mark this special occasion, the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a ceremony at the Naha Airport to welcome our passengers.

Mr Louis Li, Vice President at Hong Kong Airlines said, “We are excited to resume direct flights to both Okinawa and Sapporo, adding these charming ports to our recovering network and offering our customers more travel options. With the anticipated increasing travel demands, we are looking to add more flights to both cities as well as other destinations we fly to.”

Flight schedule* between Hong Kong and Okinawa/Sapporo is as follows (All times local):


Hong Kong – Okinawa

Hong Kong – Sapporo


Three-times weekly Daily
Three-times weekly Daily

Effective date

From 2 November 2022 From 15 December 2022 From 4 November 2022 From 1 December 2022