ANA launches direct flights between Perth and Tokyo from Sept 2019

By Brandon Loo, December 26 2018

ANA will launch direct daily flights between Perth and Tokyo from 1 September 2019, unlocking another premium Asian destination for Western Australian travellers.

The daily Boeing 787 service will also open up ANA's extensive domestic network throughout Japan as well as destinations further afield, including in Europe and the USA.

The Star Alliance member's 184-seat Boeing 787-8 will take on the 10-hour flight and sees business class passengers happily ensconced in one of 32 personal suites with an alternating 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 layout...

The unique 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 arrangement sees four 'throne seats' on the Boeing 787-8

... with each seat turning into a fully-flat bed.

The convenient overnight service of NH882 will depart Perth at 9:45pm to reach Tokyo's Narita airport 8:25am the following day.

The southbound NH881 leg will be wheels-up from Tokyo at 11:10am, arriving into Perth at 8:15pm.

Passengers will be able to stay connected via ANA's inflight WiFi, which is priced at US$6.95 (A$10) for 30 minutes, US$16.95 (A$24) for three hours and US$21.95 (A$30) for the entire flight.

While travellers will be able to earn frequent flyer miles in ANA's Mileage Club scheme, the airline's Star Alliance membership also provides the ability to earn and redeem miles on ANA flights with fellow Star Alliance partners such as Singapore Airlines.

This new route comes eight years after Qantas scrapped its Perth-Tokyo flights, which were flown by the ageing Boeing 767s; ironically, this is around the same time that ANA became the Boeing 787's launch customer.

ANA's only other Australian route is Sydney-Tokyo, while Oneworld rivals Japan Airlines and Qantas both fly Sydney-Tokyo and Melbourne-Tokyo.

Brandon Loo

Brandon divides his time between Perth and Launceston, with ample hours spent in airport lounges in between. He recently picked up photography and tries to capture the beauty of Tasmanian landscapes, aeroplane cabins and in-flight food, to varying degrees of success.

LatteLaptopLoon

LatteLaptopLoon

25 Oct 2017

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Missed opportunity Qantas.

Jedinak K

Jedinak K

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Sep 2012

Total posts 213

QF dominates Aus-Japan traffic so this should be welcomed to invite healthy competition.

pointyends

pointyends

26 Dec 2018

Total posts 4

Terrible news for couples traveling business. I was hoping for a 787-9 service but instead, they have decided on the smaller 787-8. The barrier between the business class seats on this aircraft does not allow communication between couples.

AsiaBizTraveller

AsiaBizTraveller

20 Nov 2015

Total posts 62

I expect ANA will upgrade to the larger 787-9 once the route proves itself.

AsiaBizTraveller

AsiaBizTraveller

20 Nov 2015

Total posts 62

This is great news, and a daily service right off the bat instead of the usual and more cautious 3-4 days per week. Well done ANA!

maabbot

maabbot

06 Feb 2014

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Some would argue the privacy is exactly what business travelers as want. And frankly on occasions couples too!

pointyends

pointyends

26 Dec 2018

Total posts 4

For couples that don't get ! 😀 Actually, I do quote a youtube reviewer called Denis. I think he might be from Perth. I watch good videos frequently. He also remarked how isolating the so-called couple seats are. I think he was traveling on the 787-9 from Sydney, and on this aircraft the 787-8, it's even more private. Like you said, good for business people who want privacy, but not so for couples. 😣

broleur

broleur

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02 Sep 2016

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Dennis Bunnik, he's from Adelaide, I love his videos too!

Eli

Eli

30 Jul 2015

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I think many will disagree. You move your seat forward and have a little chat, you make it work. Surely you are no going to chat nonstop for 10 hours? (great for the other passengers).

I think its fine and couples survive this every day ;-).

PERflyer

PERflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Aug 2017

Total posts 82

Most couples enjoy the “respite” don’t they of being superheated for a nice change.

PERflyer

PERflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Aug 2017

Total posts 82

Great news and welcome. Will steal a little from Cathay who traditionally have the Japan market from Perth.

desafinado74

desafinado74

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

02 Dec 2016

Total posts 23

Hopefully Melbourne will be next.

lakepacificair

lakepacificair

25 Nov 2016

Total posts 28

Yes, MEL wants ANA direct to HND!

Bob Burgess

Bob Burgess

13 Sep 2016

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Wow, AusBT, when you said you'd be around to cover news even during the Christmas to New Year period, you guys meant it! This good news, interesting but sensible to see ANA sidestep Melbourne which is already serviced by Qantas and JAL, and open up Perth instead. Really smart!

moecat

moecat

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Feb 2015

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Bob this was in the south west times months ago

DanV

DanV

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Nov 2017

Total posts 123

Good on NH for taking the risk here by jumping straight to daily, assuming they've researched the O&D/PDEW for the PER-NRT route. Taking into consideration they have minimal to no connections on the PER end (NH does have third party interline agreements with QF and VA).

It'll be interesting to see the yields for the PER-NRT route in 6 months time.

Bob Burgess

Bob Burgess

13 Sep 2016

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And what does "O&D/PDEW" mean in English?

DanV

DanV

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Nov 2017

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O&D = Origin & Demand

PDEW = Passengers Daily Each Way

hutch

hutch

07 Oct 2012

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I think you mean "Origin & Destination"

GregXL

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 May 2014

Total posts 401

For my holiday trips in Y, SQ do day time in both directions using HND. ANA’s direct service would need to be sharply priced for me to change.

JKH

JKH

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Sep 2017

Total posts 131

When in flat bed mode, how long are the beds on their 788’s?

pointyends

pointyends

26 Dec 2018

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There's a lot of legroom in ANA business. However, the width of the seats are only 19.7 inches, which is premium economy standard. Most business class seat widths are from 21-23 inches, with the exception of SQ, which are 34 I believe. Also, the seen to be 3 classes in business for this aircraft. Those so-called throne seats in the middle, have the most room, with side tables on each side, followed by the window seats with a side table, and the least attractive, the 'couple seats', that actually share 1 side table, with a very private divider that prevents any communication or contact whatsoever.

GBRGB

GBRGB

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21 Jan 2014

Total posts 220

Just in time for the build up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, good timing to bed down a new service.

devilish

devilish

06 Jan 2015

Total posts 71

Awesome news, hopefully some very attractive sale fares available soon.

flyingdr

flyingdr

22 Dec 2017

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Narita is the pits but it’s better than nothing!

maabbot

maabbot

06 Feb 2014

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Why - it’s a great airport? It’s a bit far from downtown vs haneda but it’s a very good airport.

grov

grov

QFF

19 Sep 2013

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Not sure, but I believe that the WA govt has provided some form of "support" to make this happen.

loopflyer

loopflyer

13 Nov 2015

Total posts 51

Most welcome for the flyers in Perth. As well as for the badly aging airport, which needs more landing/takeoff fees for desperately needed airport renovations, especially the surface condition of PER's runways and taxiways which are on par with those in some third world countries! A disgrace, shameful.

Chris_PER

Chris_PER

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Feb 2014

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You're talking out of your rear. The runways have been resurfaced, new taxiways and aprons constructed, and the airport is arguably the best for passenger experience in Australia after a $1bn invested in terminal upgrades, so don't elude for one second that your claim, of these haven't been done, is putting off airlines. Keep your opinions on topic.

songman

songman

20 Dec 2011

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It's a shame that it wasn't JAL who ended up flying this route, as they have a much nicer 2-4-2 economy layout for their 787s. Still great news for Perth, though!

Doesn't look like these flights are available for booking just yet. Anyone know when they'll be released?

cmgibson

cmgibson

03 Dec 2018

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Agree, was hoping for JAL over ANA, but nevertheless. If priced right it will be a welcome relief.

Jamcs

Jamcs

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

01 Apr 2018

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I can't believe there's only one cabin for economy, with the rest of the aircraft taken up by business and two rows of premium economy,

JohnUKAUS

JohnUKAUS

08 Nov 2018

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South bound will not give a lot of connection to other parts of Australia but it's a good direct sevice. ANA have their east cost flight but this is not a god back up option from Tokyo to the other airports.

Snowgirl

Snowgirl

02 Jan 2019

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Any idea when flights will go on sale and estimated price of fares?

David

David

24 Oct 2010

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Not at this stage.

DanielK

DanielK

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10 Jul 2018

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Good news for Perth. I could see QF and JAL monitoring the laods and profits to see whether it's worth joining in on the market

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