Which other Australian city will have Qantas flights to Tokyo's Narita airport?

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johnnypc67

Member since 28 Nov 2012

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hey does anyone have an insight to the 2nd city for QF Narita flights?

Lala295

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Member since 10 Dec 2014

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The Second QF Narita flight will probably be Melbourne run on alternate days to jetstar's service. I can't see it being Perth.

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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It would actually be hilarious if it was Sydney.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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I actually think Sydney would make some sense for this, as there's already a proven market for Sydney-Narita flights (ie, exists right now) and there may be some Sydney-based travellers who'd prefer Narita to Haneda. But Melbourne would also be a good move, for variety and an alternative to going via Sydney for Qantas or going direct with Jetstar.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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A switch should occur such that we have a daily SYD/NRT, which would offer a real competitive advantage to JL's service. 

The NRT slots should then be allocated to MEL/NRT services aimed at the semi leisure market as well value punters wishing to connect to the US via AA and CX.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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A daily SYD/HND even!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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I was right!

SYD/HND! 

djcz

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Member since 28 Feb 2014

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I heard it was Sydney by quite a few people, they may also be wrong though.

Mal

Member since 14 Jun 2013

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I would put my money on Sydney, QF has the whole system in place for SYD-NRT, easier to keep that and tap into current demand than shift to a whole new unproven route like MEL-NRT.

watson374

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MEL-NRT is not unproven; although it is nowhere near as solid as SYD-NRT, it has a JQ service most days of the week.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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That's true, although I'd suspect there would be some challenges in Qantas modelling demand for its own services based on those of Jetstar...

jman13

Member since 18 Nov 2014

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Qantas has increased the number of flights for the BNE to NRT route from 4 per week to daily. It can be booked now.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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News just in: we wuz all wrong, Brisbane-Narita will go daily!

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-start-brisbane-tokyo-flights

johnnypc67

Member since 28 Nov 2012

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So no 2nd city then, Melbs stuck with Jetstar :(

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Omg, you can now connect to a day flight out via BNE or a night flight out via SYD.

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