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ANA to begin direct flights connecting Tokyo and Perth

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin offering services between Tokyo and Perth, Australia, in September 2019. The flight will be based out of Narita International Airport and offer direct services to Perth, Australia's fourth largest city. This makes ANA the first Japanese carrier to fly to Perth from Japan on a regular basis.

ANA said Japan has been an attractive destination for people in Australia and will attract even more visitors with the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. Furthermore, its location in the northern hemisphere gives it a different seasonal pattern from Australia, boosting tourism appeal for travelers looking to escape winter blues or the summer heat.

ANA said the flight also will appeal to business travelers as economic ties are on the rise between Japan and Australia. ANA expects business travel will be on the uptick in years to come.

"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 Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. "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."

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Woohoo! Sort of!

Haneda is more convenient for us but since there have been no direct flights since Qantas stopped their service in 2011 perhaps this may make fares on the indirect routes a bit more competitive. Thanks ANA

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