Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines launched a regular chartered passenger service between Shanghai, China, and Saga, Japan, on Wednesday, January 18, its third route connecting Shanghai and a Japanese airport.
The airline will operate one round-trip flight between Shanghai and Saga Airport every Wednesday and Saturday, the airline said.
The Shanghai-Saga route follows the airline’s current regular chartered passenger flights between Shanghai and Ibaraki Airport, about 80 km northeast of Tokyo, and Takamatsu Airport in Kagawa Prefecture.
The Saga Prefectural Government hopes the new service will encourage more Chinese tourists to visit the area and create other positive economic effects. The prefecture plans to subsidize the cost of operating the flight and related promotional activities.