The Imperial Japanese city of Nagoya shall be the first of Nanjing’s 21 sister cities to be linked with her sibling, as Juneyao Airlines launches a daily service between the two cities on 15 June, 2019.
Nanjing has long had a flight to/from Osaka. That it is just 180 km from Nagoya has also provided Juneyao Airlines with the opportunity to offer special itineraries that enable flying to Nogoya and returning from Osaka, or vice versa, while detouring to take in the sights in between, such as those in Kyoto.
Home to over 2,000 temples and shrines, visitors to Kyoto also flock to the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto International Manga Museum and the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, among many others.
Nagoya itself is well known for Nagoya Castle, mostly destroyed by bombing in World War II then rebuilt and completed in 1959, and going on to appear in three Godzilla movies. The city is also renowned for its orderly grid of streets while Nagoya Station is the world’s largest railway station, as measured by floor area (410,000 sqm).
Juneyao Airlines flight HO1601 shall depart Nanjing at 10:55 am every day, arriving at Nagoya Chubu Centrair International Airport at 2:40 pm, giving it a flight time of 3 hours, 45 minutes.
The return leg, flight HO1602, shall leave Nagoya at 3:40 pm and arrive in Nanjing at 5:30 pm. The service will be operated using Airbus 320 equipment.
According to Nanjing Lukou International Airport, a one-way ticket is currently priced at ¥1,550, excluding tax.
Chubu Centrair International Airport opened in 2005 after 5 years of construction on a specially-built artificial island, employing a number of environmental protection measures. Part of such a legacy was the setting aside of part of the island to aid in the nesting of migratory little turn seabirds.