Qantas adds Skybeds on Tokyo routes

Qantas will increase capacity between Sydney and Tokyo (Narita) from 2 October, increasing the number of flights on the route from seven to 11 and moving to all A330-300 operations.Qantas Executive General Manager John Borghetti said the new schedule would see the introduction of double daily Sydney-Tokyo services on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

He said newer A330-300 aircraft would replace the current B747-300s on the Sydney-Tokyo services. Melbourne - Narita services would also be operated by A330-300 aircraft, at a frequency of four per week, of which three will be direct and one via Sydney.

“These new A330-300 services offer our award winning Skybed sleeper seat in Business Class, which we believe will be a major benefit for Australian and Japanese business travellers,” Mr Borghetti said.

“Our A330 services also offer on-demand audio and video entertainment in both Businessand Economy, accessed by personal video screens.”

Qantas operates 45 flights a week between four Australian cities (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, and Cairns) and Japan. In April 1997, Qantas commenced a codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines and now offers seven codeshare services a week between Osaka and Sydney via Brisbane and seven codeshare services per week between Tokyo and Brisbane on Japan Airlines flights.