ANA to Operate New Nonstop Flights Between Tokyo and Perth


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Giving a boost to tourism and business travel to Western Australia, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will launch nonstop flights between Tokyo and Perth.

ANA is the first Japanese carrier to offer the route on a regular basis, and it made the decision as the destination has grown in importance for Japanese travelers. Adding to the attraction is the upcoming Rugby World Cup taking place in Japan and creating increased demand for Australian travelers heading to the country.

Business ties between Japan and Australia are also increasing and Western Australia offers an excellent seasonal escape for Japanese travelers.

“We are excited to add Perth to our list of world-class destinations, and are happy to be collaborating with Tourism Western Australia, Perth Airport and Tourism Australia,” said Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. “The city is celebrated worldwide as a tourist destination and economic hub, and we look forward to making it easier to travel between Tokyo and Perth.”

Flights will begin on September 1, 2019. NH 881 leaves Tokyo Narita 11:10 a.m., arriving in Perth at 8:15 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to leave at 9:45 p.m., arriving in Tokyo at 8:25 a.m.

ANA will use Boeing 787-8 aircraft carrying 184 passengers. There are 32 business-class seats and 152 in economy class.

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