Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd Virgin Australia to Launch Haneda = Cairns Route in June 2023

Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd
Virgin Australia to launch Haneda-Cairns route in June 2023

●Virgin Australia is the first and only Australian airline to operate Tokyo (Haneda) = Cairns route.
●From June 28, 2023 (Wednesday), one flight will be operated daily between Tokyo (Haneda) and Cairns.
●At the same time, we announced the expansion of our partnership with ANA. Expansion of code-share routes and mutual provision of mileage member benefits are planned.
● Virgin Australia’s Tokyo (Haneda) = Cairns route is scheduled to go on sale in early 2023.
 Travelers can get tickets at their nearest travel agency or on the website on the right:
Virgin Australia Airlines (Headquarters: Brisbane, Australia; CEO: Jane Hardricka) has officially decided to launch a new flight to Japan today, planning to launch a Haneda = Cairns route on June 28, 2023 (Wednesday). announced.
The route will be the only route connecting Tokyo (Haneda) = Cairns with one daily flight, and will be operated with the latest Boeing 737-8 aircraft.
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Boeing 737-8
With demand for business air travel declining worldwide, Virgin Australia decided to open a Tokyo (Haneda)=Cairns route in
anticipation of a recovery in tourism use. It will start operating as the first route connecting As Japan’s immigration restrictions are eased, demand for air travel to Australia and other cities is on a recovery trend. From 2014 to 2019, the number of tourists from Japan to Australia increased by an average of 8.4% annually to about 498,000*1, and the number of tourists from Australia to Japan increased by an average of 15.6% to about 620,002 annually. 1,000 people*2, and demand for travel between the two countries is growing significantly. According to a recent survey, Cairns is the most popular destination*3 for Japanese travelers visiting Australia, and Virgin Australia has responded to this demand by offering the only direct flight between Cairns and Haneda, a premium gate. Open as root. *1 Source: DIBP Overseas Arrivals and Departures 2019
*2 Source: JNTO Number of foreign visitors to Japan by
nationality/month (2003-2022)
*3 Source:Toursim Australia Aus destination experience awareness Sep 2022 Cairns, located in the northeastern part of Australia, is the gateway to a resort area rich in nature and has two World Heritage Sites, the “World’s Oldest Rainforest” and the “Great Barrier Reef”. With a flight time of approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes, it is also known as the gateway to the skies of Australia with the shortest access from Japan. Virgin Australia currently operates more than 150 weekly flights to Cairns International Airport for visits to Tropical North Queensland and connections to major Australian cities including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. , offers one-stop connecting flights.
Jane Hardrika, CEO of Virgin Australia, said:
“We are delighted to offer our customers flights between Cairns and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. For some Australians, it means better deals and more choice.
It also means welcoming more Japanese tourists to the Sunshine State to enjoy unparalleled natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. ”
Haneda = Cairns Schedule (tentative):
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Virgin Australia expands partnership with ANA with Tokyo service To further enhance flight access between Japan and Australia, Virgin Australia has expanded its strategic codeshare with Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA). In addition, Virgin Australia and ANA will offer frequent flyer programs, redemptions and elite member benefits to each other.
Since December 2015, ANA has operated a daily Boeing 787-9 flight between Tokyo (Haneda) and Sydney, providing connections within Japan and around the world. The company also offers a seamless codeshare connection to Virgin Australia’s network to improve flight access between Japan and Australia, and sells tickets in both Australia and Japan. In addition, ANA plans to sell tickets for the Tokyo (Haneda) = Cairns route, which will be newly operated by Virgin Australia from early 2023.
The expansion of the partnership will also allow members of Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program “Velocity” and ANA’s “ANA Mileage Club” to mutually use the benefits of both frequent flyer programs. In addition, the expanded availability of codeshare flights between the two countries will provide Japanese travelers with more value and choice.
Junichiro Miyagawa, ANA’s managing director in charge of international partnerships and future creation, said:
“As a strategic and important partner of ANA, Virgin Australia’s launch of flights to Tokyo (Haneda) will strengthen our partnership and we are very pleased. We are delighted to welcome our guests under our shared purpose of serving and providing a unique customer experience in both countries.”
Regarding the aircraft used on the Tokyo (Haneda) = Cairns route: Virgin Australia’s Tokyo (Haneda) = Cairns route will use Boeing 737-8 aircraft for all flights. The company has set a long-term goal of reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. It also plays an important role in the sustainability growth strategy of “reducing* emissions”.
*Comparison with 737NG aircraft
Services on the Tokyo (Haneda) = Cairns route:
Virgin Australia offers customer-focused, value-added services and competitive fares. There are three classes of seats available on the company’s aircraft: Business, Economy X (an economy seat with more legroom), and Economy. We offer services and fee structures that suit the tastes of each individual customer.
● In-flight meals
・Free for business class passengers and available for purchase from the in-flight menu for economy class passengers.
– Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water for all classes. ● Japanese language program for in-flight entertainment
・ In addition to Japanese movies and TV programs, you can watch a wide range of content such as Hollywood works with Japanese subtitles. Wi-Fi (paid, but free for platinum members of the mileage program “Velocity” and business class customers)
Virgin Australia’s Tokyo (Haneda)-Cairns route will go on sale from early 2023. Tickets can be purchased at your nearest travel agency or from the official Virgin Australia website (URL below).
Virgin Australia Official Website: About Virgin Australia:
Virgin Australia is one of Australia’s largest airlines, founded in 2000 by Sir Richard Branson. In addition to a wide range of domestic flights, the airline also operates short-haul international charter and cargo flights and offers the award-winning frequent flyer program Velocity Frequent Flyer.
Virgin Australia has more than 11 million Velocity Frequent Flyer members who fly to more than 500 destinations worldwide with Virgin Australia and numerous partner airlines. Points can be added and exchanged with International partner airlines include ANA, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and others. Virgin Australia has announced that it will increase its Boeing 737 fleet by more than 60% from 58 to 92 from November 2020. In 2023, we will introduce more fuel-efficient Boeing 737-8 and Boeing 737-10 aircraft.
Virgin Australia has won numerous awards over the years. Awarded “Best Cabin Crew” five times (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). Named one of the top 10 airlines in the 2022 Excellent Awards organized by In 2019, it also won ‘Best Economy Class Cabin’ along with ‘Best Cabin Crew’. In the same year, we also won the Australian Association of Travel Industry’s National Travel Industry Awards. In addition, the company’s loyalty program, Velocity, has been named “Best Program of the Year” and “Best Customer Service” in the Asia/Middle East/Oceania Airline category at the prestigious Freddie Awards. (Best Customer Service), Best Redemption Ability.
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