ANA to operate non-stop between Tokyo Haneda and Sydney effective 11 December.
All Nippon Airways has just confirmed the return of flights to Australia, with daily Boeing 787-9 services to commence from 11 December 2015.
The flights, exclusively foreshadowed by Travel Daily late last year (TD 31 December 2014), will operate to ANA’s Tokyo Haneda hub, offering easy onward connections to 42 Japanese domestic routes as well as flights to North America, Europe and Asia.
The Sydney flights will arrive in Haneda early in the morning, providing transit options to a range of Japanese destinations by midday. Outbound services from Japan will leave late at night.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our footprint in Oceania and offering our passengers additional options and convenient connections through Haneda Airport,” said the carrier’s ceo, Osamu Shinobe.
The Star Alliance member said the move was part of its strategy to boost international flight revenue by 50% in the next ten years. Currently more than 300,000 Japanese people visit Australia, while visitors from Australia to Japan are also on an upward trajectory, growing 23.8% year-on-year during 2014.
For international travellers to Japan ANA will offer an “Experience Japan Fare” of about $113 for any domestic segment.
ANA said it plans to begin accepting reservations and selling tickets for the new Haneda-Sydney route in August this year.
More details in tomorrow’s issue of Travel Daily.