Qantas expands in Japan with two new Tokyo routes

Photo by Stanislav Fosenbauer
Photo by Stanislav Fosenbauer

Qantas is preparing to significantly expand its operations in Japan, with the launch of two new routes to Tokyo.

On Friday evening, Qantas flight QF25 will depart Sydney Airport for the first time, bound for Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. This will be followed on Saturday morning by the inaugural departure of QF61 from Brisbane to Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

“This significant capacity expansion has been extremely well received by Qantas customers and especially by corporate travellers heading directly to downtown Tokyo, who can now save up to one and a half hours on their airport commute by flying into or out of Haneda,” said Qantas International’s CEO, Gareth Evans.

“Customers travelling on the new Brisbane-Narita route can explore Tokyo or beyond with popular holiday destinations across Jetstar Japan’s extensive domestic network, like Sapporo, Fukuoka and Osaka.”

Qantas’ Brisbane-Narita flights will be operated daily using a refurbished Airbus A330 aircraft, with flat-bed seats in business class. The Sydney-Haneda service will also run daily, using a Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

The launch of the new daily flights to Tokyo follows Jetstar’s introduction of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Melbourne-Narita route earlier this month. And the frequency of this service will also increase from four to six flights per week in December-March.

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