Flying to Japan is about to get a whole lot easier with the news that Qantas is launching direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport.
Qantas will become the first airline to launch non-stop flights between the two airports when the service commences from 29 March 2020.
It replaces the airline’s existing service between Melbourne and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport — as Haneda is much closer to the city than Narita, it’s expected to save travellers more than an hour of commute time.
The flights will operate every day, 365 days per year. Nice.
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Additionally, the airline’s new seasonal flights from Sydney to Sapporo take off today to coincide with the ski season in Japan, meaning you can get to the slopes faster. If you’re not ready to drop everything and fly to Sapporo right now, rest assured Qantas will also run the service in 2021’s ski season.
Qantas say the flights are designed to meet Australia’s growing appetite for Japanese holidays.
“Japan is arguably the most in demand place in the world to visit in 2020 and our new flights will make it even more convenient to travel there from Australia,” said Qantas International CEO, Tino La Spina.
“The number of Australians travelling to Japan has more than doubled over the past five years, with more than 500,000 Australians visiting Japan in the last 12 months alone.”
You can start booking the new direct to Haneda flights today on Qantas.com… then start planning your 7-Eleven degustation or which of the beauty buys you can only get in Japan that you’ll want to pick up while you’re there.[related_articles]41575[/related_articles]
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