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Discount to Hong Kong; dish giveaway; new Jetstar route

Discount to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific is holding a discount promotion, “Premium Eco-Toku Early Bird Special,” for its premium economy class on flights from Japan to Hong Kong.

Prices under the promotion are ¥14,000 lower than those usually offered under the Eco-Toku3 campaign and are ¥60,000 from Narita and Sapporo, ¥67,000 from Haneda, ¥66,000 from Osaka, ¥64,000 from Nagoya and ¥56,000 from Fukuoka. The offer is valid for flights departing Japan between Sept. 24 and Dec. 19, 2014, with the following blackout dates: Oct. 10, 11 and 31 and Nov. 1, 21 and 22.

Tickets go on sale from Aug. 1 to 31 and are available through the company’s website or ticket and reservation center, as well as major travel agencies.

Tickets purchased under this campaign are eligible for 110 percent of mileage rewards (E class), but passengers will not be able to upgrade to a higher cabin class using Asia Miles.

Cancellation and no-show fees apply.

Dish giveaway

Scandinavian Airlines is giving out Royal Copenhagen products to passengers who purchase SAS business class tickets through the company’s official website (www.flysas.co.jp ) until Sept. 30.

In addition to offering spacious seats with massage functions, SAS business provides a buffet corner serving fruit, snacks and sandwiches, as well as a variety of soft drinks, wine and espresso, on its flights.

The dishes used to serve business class passengers are provided by Royal Copenhagen, a manufacturer of porcelain products that was founded in Copenhagen in 1775.

Passengers who purchase tickets from the website will be presented with one of the following: a cup and saucer set from the White Palmette series or an oval pickle dish from the Princess series.

This promotion is currently valid on any flights between Japan and Copenhagen that are operated by SAS.

New Jetstar route

Jetstar Japan will be starting a new daily round trip between Osaka and Oita from Oct. 9. This new route will be the 15th domestic route offered by the LCC.

Flight GK651 will depart Osaka at 2:55 p.m., arriving in Oita at 4 p.m. (except for Fridays where the flight will depart at 3:10 p.m. and arrive at 4:15 p.m.). On the return, Flight GK652 will depart Oita at 4:45 p.m., arriving at Osaka at 5:45 p.m.

A one-way ticket ranges from ¥5,490 to ¥17,990.

Jetstar Japan is the only airline serving this particular route at the moment.

Oita is also the fifth destination departing from Kansai offered by Jetstar Japan, which recently launched new routes from Osaka to Fukuoka, Okinawa, Sapporo and Narita.

With this latest addition, the airline will be operating up to 28 flights daily out of its new Kansai hub in the summer.