Qantas has today announced the launch of direct seasonal flights between Sydney and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. Between 14 December 2017 until 24 March 2018 – economy and business class award seats are available on the Qantas website.

The new route will be serviced by three flights per week using its two-class Airbus A330 aircraft. It will be the only direct flights between the two cities.

The route is sure to be popular with Australian-based travellers heading to Japan for ski season. It will also appeal to those looking to explore the historic Kansai region and the surrounding areas.

Act now to secure award seats for the peak holiday season.

We’ve spotted decent award seat availability on the Qantas website during the popular Christmas and school holiday period. But if you’re interested in redeeming your Qantas Points for this route during peak travel season, don’t delay – tickets likely to get snapped up quickly. The cost? 35,000 points for a one way economy seat or 72,000 points for a one way business seat – plus taxes.

Qantas has also released a sale until August 4 to celebrate the new route. All-inclusive Sydney to Osaka return Economy tickets start from $699. all-inclusive Sydney to Osaka return Business tickets start from $3,499 for travel between 14 December 2017–24 March 2018. The sale can be accessed via the main Qantas website.