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Qantas is preparing for a significant expansion of

first_imgQantas is preparing for a significant expansion of its presence in Japan with the launch of double daily services between Australia and Tokyo on 1 August 2015.Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the almost doubling of capacity to Tokyo marked a new era for the national carrier’s presence in Japan in the wake of a growing Australia-Japan travel market.“This significant capacity expansion has been extremely well-received by Qantas customers and especially by corporate travellers heading directly to downtown Tokyo, who can now save up to one and a half hours on their airport commute by flying into or out of Haneda,” said Mr Evans.“Customers travelling on the new Brisbane-Narita route can explore Tokyo or beyond with popular holiday destinations across Jetstar Japan’s extensive domestic network, like Sapporo, Fukuoka and Osaka.“We’ll be working closely with our tourism partners to showcase all that Australia has to offer for the Japanese audience, and with a free trade agreement in place we’re anticipating healthy demand for travel in both directions,” added Mr Evans.To celebrate the launch of the new Japan services, customers onboard flights departing to Narita and Haneda and in Qantas International Lounges in Sydney and Brisbane will be treated to Japanese-inspired menus for the first week of August, including Tuna Tataki Nigiri in Business, and Green Tea flavoured Kit Kats in Premium Economy and Economy.On 31 July, Qantas also launched sale fares to Tokyo, with return Economy fares available to Narita from $799 and to Haneda from $899 until 10 August 2015, unless sold old out prior. Selected travel dates and days apply. For terms and conditions and to book, visit www.qantas.com.au.last_img read more