Hong Kong Airlines to end Tokyo service

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    Hong Kong Airlines announced on Friday it will end its services to Tokyo in January, after it suspended flights to Osaka last October, to “tighten” its focus on regional routes.

    The company will axe its route to the Japanese capital from January 10 allowing it “to better allocate resources in servicing more popular routes and strengthen its regional competitiveness”, a company spokeswoman told reporters by e-mail.

    “There is a need to continue to tighten focus on routes in line with the company’s regional strategy,” she said, adding the airline had carried 30 per cent more passengers this year than the previous year.
    The airline described the move as a “purely a commercial decision”.

    China and Japan have close economic ties but their political relationship has been particularly strained recently due to a dispute over islands in the East China Sea and Chinese resentment over past conflicts and atrocities.

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