June 5, 2024

Over 1,000 Hongkongers in Japan may be affected by flight limit: travel agencies

Over 1,000 Hongkongers in Japan may be affected by flight limit: travel agencies

Extra than a thousand travellers may well not get their immediate flight again to Hong Kong as Japan announced to limit flights in concern of surging Covid an infection, reported the tourism business.

The Japanese authorities announced on Tuesday that direct flights from China, Hong Kong, and Macau will be accepted only at Narita, Haneda, Kansai Global and Chubu airports.

“We have around 600 Hong Kong travellers who are now in Hokkaido, Kyushu and Okinawa,” stated Yuen Chun-ning, the govt director of travel company WWPKG. 

He included that the organization is liaising with the airways for the element of arrangements for their return flight to Hong Kong.

“About 30 percent of our tour teams are set to depart for Hokkaido, Fukuoka and Okinawa. We have to re-organise all the schedules and routes now,” added Yuen.

Executive director of EGL Excursions Steve Huen Kwok-chuen said all over 1,000 Hong Kong travellers of his travel agency who are now in Hokkaido or established to depart would be affected.

Quite a few airlines have now cancelled their direct flight scheduling to Hokkaido and Okinawa. A netizen mentioned he scheduled to go to Hokkaido on January 7, but the airline notified him the flight location experienced transformed to Tokyo because of to the Japanese authorities policy.

Cathay Pacific’s reserving website confirmed no immediate flight from Hong Kong to New Chitose, Hokkaido starting off Friday. Hong Kong Airlines also halt accepting bookings for direct flights to Okinawa and Hokkaido.