Virgin Australia to fly from Brisbane to Tokyo
Daily direct flights between Brisbane and Haneda Airport are arriving March 2020.
A new Virgin Australia route connecting Brisbane to Tokyo's Haneda Airport has officially been given the thumbs up.
Flights between the two cities are set to commence from 29 March 2020. When they do, they will be flown on an Airbus 330-200 aircraft configured with 20 business class seats, as well as 255 economy seats, inclusive of 8 economy X class seats.
In anticipation of the new route, Virgin Australia has also signed a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Japan's esteemed All Nippon Airlines (ANA). This will allow passengers flying to Japan to continue their journey seamlessly on ANA's domestic network.
Likewise, travellers visiting Australia will be able to connect onto Virgin Australia's domestic offerings.
While there's no confirmation on flight times yet, Virgin Australia's application to operate the route states that it will offer daily daytime services.
This move marks Virgin Australia's debut flights to Japan. The Australian airline currently offers flights to Tokyo Haneda, but this is operated in codeshare by Singapore Airlines.
"We're excited that travellers will now be able to make the most of our competitive airfares, award winning service, and fabulous Virgin flair on flights to and from Japan," said a Virgin Australia spokesperson.
"It's about time someone brought competition to the monopoly market between Brisbane and Tokyo, and we couldn't think of a better airline to do just that!"
Virgin Australia's Brisbane to Tokyo flights aren't yet on sale. However, we'll keep you updated when launch fares are released.