Friday, 15th April 2011
In Japan Travel News,
Qantas to resume direct Tokyo flights
Australians planning a visit to Japan are due to get a boost next week (April 19th), as leading airline Qantas has announced that it will be recommencing direct flights into Tokyo.
In a move that will help the recovery in Japanese tourism, daily flights from Sydney will be resumed, although services between Perth and Tokyo will remain suspended until May 10th.
Alan Joyce, chief executive officer at Qantas, said that a range of factors had been taken into consideration before making this decision.
"Qantas is now satisfied that infrastructure services have returned to normal in Tokyo and our crew will now be able to undertake appropriate rest breaks," he said.
Mr Joyce added that the Australian airline has consulted with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, and the World Health Organisation to monitor the situation.
Qantas flies to 44 countries and 182 destinations worldwide, including Osaka, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Written by Mark Smith