All Nippon Airways (ANA) will boost its belly cargo as it restart flights to Perth, Australia.
Perth Airport made the announcement welcoming the move of ANA to recommence the Tokyo Narita to Perth service, from October 29, 2023.
In a statement, Perth Airport said the direct flight will operate three times per week initially, adding 57,408 seats back into the market.
Kate Holsgrove, Perth Airport acting CEO, said that this was great news for Perth and WA and a major step forward in the airport's post-Covid efforts to rebuild international aviation connections.
"Prior to the pandemic, ANA's Perth-Tokyo route was incredibly popular ... and we expect there to be huge demand when it resumes later this year," Holsgrove said, adding that the October launch will allow ANA to replicate the successful build-up they undertook for the first direct flights back in 2019, with a strong focus on both business travel and the Japanese ski season.
"Once the service re-launches, we will continue to work closely with ANA to rebuild confidently towards a daily service with strong passenger demand all year round," the Perth Airport executive added.
ANA will operate the Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Perth (PER) service on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.