ANA to relaunch Perth-Tokyo flights in October 2023

Western Australian travellers will soon be able to jet straight to Tokyo.

Japan’s largest airline All Nippon Airways has confirmed it will relaunch direct Perth-Tokyo flights in October this year.

ANA airline briefly began operating this route back in September 2019, but the direct flight was short-lived for Western Australians thanks to the pandemic.

ANA 787 dreamliner aircraft

The flight

Flight NH882 will see passengers take up from Tokyo’s Narita Airport at a very civilised 11:20am thrice-weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, before touching down in Perth at 8:30pm.

Shortly after, flight NH881 will then leave Perth at 9:55pm, before seeing wheels down in Tokyo at 8:30am the next day.

ANA 787 dreamliner business class cabin

Business class

The carrier has announced one of its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners will jet across this route from October 29, with the aircraft treating business class passengers to lie-flat seats.

The reclinable business seats will come in especially handy for the overnight return flight to Japan.

In business class, passengers are treated to comfortable seats with direct aisle access and a fully-flat recline.

The seat configuration is 1-2-1 or 1-1-1 (depending on the row), offering ideal options for those travelling in a partnership or flying solo.

ANA 787 dreamliner business class cabin

Summing up

Since Japan reopened its borders in October 2022, Australia has rekindled its love for ‘the land of the rising sun.’

As such, ANA plans to operate flights between Perth and Tokyo from 29 October 2023, meaning Western Australian travellers will no longer have to transit through Sydney.

If you’re a points collector, ANA’s recent announcements could absolutely benefit you. The popular Japanese airline is a member of the global Star Alliance, meaning frequent flyers can book award seats through partner airlines including Singapore Airlines.

ANA is also stepping up its partnership with Virgin Australia, so Velocity membership may unlock the ability to use Velocity Points to book seats on ANA, along with access to reciprocal status benefits.

Would you use your points for a Japan trip?

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