Rumours are going around that Japan’s only airline to win the 5-star Skytrax rating for six consecutive years, All Nippon Airways, is ready to expand its Aus network with flights to Perth.

If reports on The West Australian turn out to be true, Western Australia could be months away from receiving that high-end All Nippon Airways (ANA) service on flights between Perth and Tokyo.

Arigatou ANA.


The WA-based publication wrote that the carrier is allegedly weeks away from announcing the new route, which would launch in April and be operated by the popular Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

The news, should it be correct, would add 70,000 seats between Perth and Tokyo every year.


KARRYON contacted ANA’s Country Manager for Australia, Brett Walsh, who said that although Perth is being considered as a potential new destination, nothing have been confirmed as of yet.

“Perth is one of the destinations that ANA have in mind to serve from Japan, however headquarters have not made any concrete decision at this stage.”

Brett Walsh, All Nippon Airways Country Manager for Australia

We’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out.


In the meantime, ANA has revealed plans for its first Airbus A380, which will launch on 24 May 2019 with non-stop flights from Tokyo to Honolulu.

The carrier has teamed up with an award-winning Italian restaurant called Noe to offer First Class passengers gourmet meals overseen by Michelin starred Head Chef Ryo Takatsuka between 24 May-19 August 2019. In Economy, guests will receive a menu co-created by Australian casual dining ‘bills’ and will receive a special card which they can take to bills Waikiki and exchange for a drink.

Amenities on the A380 will have a Hawaiian theme such as exclusive blue Hawaiian cocktails, themed cups and themed staff aprons. Meanwhile, parents who order baby meals or children’s meals on flights departing from Japan will receive specialty-branded silverware from ‘EDISONmama’.

The flight will also feature a new flight map called ‘ANA Flight Path 3D’, which will allow passengers to see the aircraft from various angles as well as the actual perspective from the cockpit and street views at the destination.


Are you keen for non-stop Perth-Tokyo flights?