- All Nippon Airways (ANA) Tokyo-Perth flights on sale
- Service will operate seven days a week from September 1, 2019
- New route will increase visitor numbers, grow the tourism industry and create hundreds of new jobs
Bookings for All Nippon Airways' new daily direct flight between Perth and Tokyo go on sale today (February 7) at 2pm.
The airline will operate daily services on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which has a total of 184 seats including 32 business class seats, 14 premium economy seats and 138 economy seats.
The introduction of the new service makes Perth only the second Australian city served by ANA, showing the airline's commitment to the Western Australian tourism industry.
Flights, commencing from September 1, will depart Tokyo (NRT) at 11am and arrive in Perth (PER) at 8.15pm. The aircraft will then depart from Perth at 9.45pm, to arrive in Tokyo at 8.25am the next morning.
Return ticket prices between Tokyo and Perth start from $861 for economy, $1,561 for premium economy and $3,521 for business class, inclusive of taxes.
There is no extra charge, aside from the local tax, to connect to Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya.
The airline will also carry skis and snowboards for free.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Boosting WA tourism to create more jobs and grow the local economy is a key priority for my Government, and these direct flights will help us achieve this.
"I have recently returned from a visit to Japan to promote this new Tokyo-Perth route, and met with the President and CEO of All Nippon Airways to personally thank him for ANA's co-operation and commitment to this new service. I look forward to working with ANA on more opportunities to promote Western Australia as a key tourism destination to visit."
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:
"This direct service makes it easier to travel between Tokyo and Perth, and will be extremely attractive for Japanese tourists.
"Flights start in September which coincides with the start of the wildflower season in Western Australia, which is a popular sightseeing activity for Japanese visitors.
"While we anticipate this route will see about 76,000 new visitors fly into Perth over the next three years there will also be significant flow-on effects for other tourist hotspots across the State, including in many regional areas.
"New direct aviation access like this is absolutely critical to unlocking the tourism potential of Western Australia and is a major focus of the State Government's Two-Year Action Plan."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5600