Australia’s booming tourism industry is set for another boost with Qantas’ first Melbourne-Tokyo Narita service.
The new daily service is operated by an upgraded, two-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft fitted with Qantas’ signature Marc Newson interiors.
Inbound flights on the new route are timed to link smoothly to the rest of Qantas’ Australian domestic network, including popular destinations like Hobart, Adelaide and Perth, while outbound services will connect with Jetstar’s extensive domestic network within Japan.
Tokyo becomes the eighth international destination Qantas serves out of the Victorian capital. Flights to Christchurch began on 4 December, while Qantas confirmed earlier this week that Melbourne-Los Angeles would be the launch route for its game-changing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Features of the Airbus A330 that serves the new route include the latest generation of its award-winning Recaro seat in Economy, a lie-flat Business Suite that can be reclined during take-off and landing, and more than 1,500 inflight entertainment options.
QF79 is set to depart Melbourne at 9:15am and QF80 will depart from Narita at 7pm.