China and Japan will launch regular charter flights for passengers between Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport and Tokyo's Haneda Airport beginning September 29 which marks the 35th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Two Chinese air companies, namely China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines, and Japan's two largest airlines -- Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA), will start four daily flights between the two airports, sources with the General Administration of Civil Aviation said on Saturday.
According to official data, 16 airlines from both countries are conducting 738 flights every week, linking 19 Chinese cities and 17 Japanese ones. These companies carried more than 7.5 million passengers in 2006.
It started with Japan-Korea, now Japan-China, there are rumors for even long haul flights returning to HND. It is already an interesting place to spot. It just got more interesting and exciting!