Qantas announces year round Sydney-Osaka route, following strong response

14 September, 2017

Qantas announced (14-Sep-2017) it will extend seasonal Sydney-Osaka service to a year-round operation. The new route is due to commence in Dec-2017. Qantas stated the decision follows a strong response to the airline's seasonal announcement in Jul-2017 and the ongoing support provided by Kansai International Airport and Destination NSW. Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the feedback from Qantas customers, especially frequent flyers, had exceeded expectations. Qantas will operated two class A330 equipment and will be a monopoly operator on the route. Qantas already operates Sydney-Tokyo Haneda, Brisbane-Tokyo Narita and Melbourne-Tokyo Narita services, while its Jetstar LCC unit operates Cairns-Osaka, Cairns-Tokyo Narita and Gold Coast-Tokyo Narita services. [more - original PR]