Saturday, 29 December 2018

All Nippon adds Perth from Sept 2019

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS B787-9 JA873A (CN 34530)         File Photo

Nonstop flights between Perth and Japan are to resume with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to begin daily services from Tokyo Narita in 2019. The new flights are set to begin on September 1 and will be operated by 184-seat Boeing 787-8s.
“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 ANA senior vice-president Seiichi Takahashi.
“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.”
It will be the first direct connection between Perth and Tokyo since Qantas’s withdrawal of its three-times-weekly Boeing 767-300ER flights in 2011.
“According to Tourism Research Australia, despite not currently having a direct service, Japan has become Perth’s ninth largest international visitor market with 28,700 Japanese visitors arriving into WA each year and spending $60 million,” Perth Airport chief executive officer Kevin Brown said.
“We have seen extraordinary passenger growth between Japan and Perth last year totalling nearly 140,000 passengers. “We expect these numbers to grow as we know that the introduction of direct flights creates a stimulus of approximately 40 per cent in the market, just because it’s easier for people to jump on those routes.”
All Nippon, with the flight number NH 881 will depart Narita 11:10 am and arrive in Perth 20:15
NH 882 will depart Perth at 21:45 arriving in Narita at 8:25am the next morning

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