Written on 21st September 2017

New Qantas Sydney – Osaka flights extended to year round

Qantas has announced its seasonal service between Sydney and Osaka starting in December 2017 will be extended to operate on a year-round schedule.* The decision follows a strong response to the airline’s seasonal announcement in July and the ongoing support provided by Kansai International Airport and the New South Wales Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The direct flights will operate three times per week on Qantas’ upgraded two-class Airbus A330 aircraft and will be the only direct route between the two cities. The service adds to the airline’s popular Sydney-Tokyo (Haneda), Brisbane-Tokyo (Narita) and Melbourne-Tokyo (Narita) services and complements Jetstar’s Cairns-Osaka service. With Jetstar’s flights from Cairns and the Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita), customers will have even more options when travelling between Australia and Japan. More than half of the Qantas Group’s international capacity is directed towards Asia. Qantas’ year round services between Sydney and Osaka will begin on 14th December 2017. QANTAS SCHEDULE (14 December 2017 - 24 March 2018)*^  
Flight No. Route Dep/Arr Mon Tue Wed Thu^ Fri Sat Sun
QF33 SYD-KIX 0930/1725
QF34 KIX-SYD 1855/0645
  *Subject to government and regulatory approvals. ^From 26 March 2018, Thursday’s service will change to Wednesday, so the weekly schedule will be Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Source: Qantas