Qantas’ direct flights between Sydney and Osaka provides passengers with another gateway into Japan following strong growth in travel between the two countries.
Qantas’ fourth route between Australia and Japan begins as the airline celebrates 70 years of flying between the two countries.
The year-round direct flights will operate three times per week with Qantas’ upgraded two-class Airbus A330 aircraft and will be the only direct service linking Sydney and Osaka.
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.
The Qantas Group operates the largest Australia-Japan network and through Jetstar Japan, the Group also operates the largest low-cost domestic network across Japan. More than half of the Qantas Group’s international capacity is directed towards Asia.
Qantas is working with Tourism Australia and Destination New South Wales to showcase Australia and highlight the new service in Japan.