After three successful years of flying out of Australia, All Nippon Airways is ready to expand its local network with new non-stop flights between the West Coast and Japan.

All Nippon Airways confirmed rumours of a new Tokyo-Perth service on Boxing Day, saying that it will run daily from 1 September 2019.

Utilising the Boeing 787-8, the service will open 76,000 seats from Japan to Western Australia, including 32 in Business Class and 152 in Economy. Flights out of Perth to Narita will depart at 9.45pm to arrive at 8.25am. The return flight NH881 will take off at 11.10am to arrive in Australia at 8.15pm.


Japan and Perth’s tourism leaders welcomed the news, saying it’ll be a big boost for both economies and will particularly benefit sports enthusiasts during the Rugby World Cup 2019 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“We are so excited to be able to meet with our partners in Perth, especially during a time when exciting news such as direct flights has just been announced.”

Kana Wakabayashi, Japan National Tourism Organisation Executive Director


JNTO’s Executive Director added that All Nippon Airways’ new service would also meet demand for travel between the two cities, which has grown year-on-year.

“This new route just shows Japan’s dedication to ensuring we are able make travellers’ journeys unforgettable,” Wakabayashi said.

Travel Advisors can learn more about All Nippon Airways’ new flights at the Japan Travel Agent Seminar to be held on 6 February 2019.


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