Qantas will run daily flights between Brisbane and Tokyo from August 1st, boosting the route from the previously-announced four flights a week.
The direct service between the Queensland and Japanese capitals will run on an Airbus A330 fitted with both business class and economy seats, which will eventually be upgraded to the latest model with the airline's new Business Suite business class.
QF61 will depart Brisbane at 11.15am to reach Tokyo's Narita Airport at 7.25pm that same day; the QF62 return leg will be wheels-up from Narita at 8.55pm for a 7.15am arrival into Brisbane the following day.
Qantas had previously declared it would also fly to Narita "on three alternate days from another Australian port,", but has opted to anchor the schedule in Brisbane with the daily frequency which is preferred by business travellers.
The current daily Sydney-Narita flights will shift to Haneda, Tokyo's second international airport which is preferred by many business travellers as it's located much closer to the city itself.
The Sydney-Haneda service will remain daily on a Boeing 747.
“We expect the Sydney to Haneda services to be particularly popular with business travellers" predicted Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, "and this traffic is likely to keep growing off the back of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Japan."
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