Welcome to Yaeyama ― direct flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrives for the first time

Welcome to Yaeyama ― direct flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrives for the first time

On January 21 at Ishigaki Airport, tourists from Hong Kong were welcomed.


January 22, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 21, the first direct charter flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrived at Ishigaki Airport. After the flight landed, Ishigaki City and the Ishigaki City Tourist Association welcomed the tourists in true Yaeyama style with gifts such as star sand, the exoskeleton of foraminifers – marine protozoa that once lived on the ocean floor, and a performance of a lion dance.

A leading travel company based in Hong Kong, EGL Tours, planned the charter flight and Japan Transocean Air provided the service. One hundred twenty tourists participated and the aircraft was full. They plan to visit Ishigaki and the main island of Okinawa for a total of three nights and four days.

The tourists enjoyed taking photographs and videos of the ceremony.

(English translation by T&CT, Lima Tokumori and Mark Ealey)

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