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ANA to land in Perth in 2019

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 27, 2018

ANA will use Boeing 787-8s to serve Perth. (Rob Finlayson)

Nonstop flights between Perth and Japan are to resume with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to begin daily services from Toyko 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 in a statement on Wednesday.

“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 Toyko 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.”

ANA’s Narita Perth schedule, with effect Sept 1 2019

Schedule (local times)

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Comments (6)

  • Marc


    184 seats?

  • David


    Interesting that Qantas withdrew, and then another airline took its place on this service. I understand that Qantas was facing financial difficulties at the time, but these have now improved. Hopefully Qantas can commence to reinstate some of the services the ceased, and add a few new ones.

  • Harrison


    I Hope Melbourne To Tokyo Flights Are Next



      JAL already. Daily

  • kurt


    Perth is a good move as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold coast and Cairns all have multiple daily flights to Japan with some ports being served by 4 carriers. Japanese tourism to Australia is back on the rise and vise versa with Australians going to Japan for a holiday.

    In the hay day of Japanese tourism, there were multiple charter flights during our winter season to smaller airports like Alice Springs. Assuming this rise continues, eventually a carrier will take up some year round Adelaide-Japan flights, also bring back charters to places like Broome, Alice Springs, Darwin and Byron/Ballina?

  • Geoff


    Congratulations to all parties. This is a great win for everyone.

    Welcome to Perth, All Nippon. Looking forward to another trip to Japan.

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