Qantas has announced it has resumed direct services between Australia and Tokyo.
Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Joyce, said a range of factors had been taken into consideration before making the decision to recommence direct services.
“Qantas has been working closely with the Australian Government, as well as industry and health experts including the International Air Transport Association, International Civil Aviation Organisation, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and World Health Organisation to monitor the situation in Japan,” Mr Joyce said.
“Together with the advice of these authorities and our own assessments, 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.
Services will commence normal scheduled services as follows:
19 April 2011
* QF21 Sydney to Tokyo scheduled to depart at 2155 local arriving at 0630+1 local time
* QF22 Tokyo to Sydney scheduled to depart at 2045 local arriving at 0715 local time
Qantas currently flies daily from Sydney to Tokyo and three times per week from Perth to Tokyo.
Qantas recently announced that services between Perth and Tokyo will be suspended from 10 May 2011.
Passengers are advised to check qantas.com for the latest information.