The Japanese government suddenly announced yesterday (27th) that from Friday (30th), flights from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will only be able to fly to Tokyo Narita, Haneda, Kansai and Nagoya Central Airport, and airlines are not allowed to increase flights.
The Bureau of Transport and Logistics confirmed that it received a notice from the Civil Aviation Administration of Japan yesterday. Director Lin Shixiong said that he was very disappointed with the hasty decision made by the Japanese authorities during the peak tourist season. After communication with the authorities, flights of local airlines can still carry passengers back to Hong Kong from various airports in Japan.
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Lin Shixiong posted on the Facebook of the Transportation and Logistics Bureau, saying that the bureau received a notice from the Civil Aviation Administration of Japan yesterday, expressing its disappointment at the hasty decision made by the Japanese authorities during the peak tourist season. The staff of the consulate expressed strong concern and sternly demanded that the Japanese authorities withdraw the relevant decision.
Lin Shixiong said that after communicating with the Japanese authorities today (28th), the Bureau confirmed that after the implementation of the new regulations, flights of local airlines can still carry passengers back to Hong Kong from various airports in Japan, not limited to the above four airports.
At the same time, the Bureau has been in close communication with the affected local airlines regarding the incident, and has been informed that they will try their best to arrange for the affected passengers to return to Hong Kong from Japan.
Lam Sai Hung, Secretary for Transport and Logistics.
(File photo/Photo by Ou Jiale)
As for those who plan to depart from Hong Kong for Japan on or after December 30, the Transport Bureau has reminded the affected local airlines to explain the development of the matter to the affected passengers as soon as possible and directly.
Lin Shixiong emphasized that the government is very concerned about the incident and has asked local airlines to provide maximum support and assistance to affected passengers.
The Government will continue to closely monitor the development of the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.
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