Qantas responds to strong demand between Australia and Japan
It takes the number of seats the national carrier offers on Japanese routes each week to 6000, following the launch of new Sydney-Tokyo Haneda and Brisbane-Tokyo Narita routes in 2015 – with extensive onward connections in both countries.
Inbound flights on the new route are timed to link smoothly to the rest of Qantas’ Australian domestic network, including popular destinations like Hobart, Adelaide and Perth, while outbound services will connect with Jetstar’s extensive domestic network within Japan.
“The clear message from our Japanese customers was that they wanted a direct link into Melbourne – so we’re delighted to be opening up that gateway for them today,” said Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans.
“We’ve had a great response from Victorian tourism operators and the many companies in Melbourne who do business with Japan.
“With a new Free Trade Agreement in place, there’s tremendous potential to build on the fantastic growth we’ve already seen in this market, and we want the Qantas Group to lead the way in making it happen.”