Qantas will resume direct services between Australia and Tokyo from tomorrow, Tuesday 19 April. The flights will depart Sydney at 9.55pm, arriving at Tokyo at 6.30am the next day. Return services will depart Tokyo Narita at 8.45pm, arriving back in Australia at 7.15am the next day. The airline’s Perth-Tokyo services however, will be suspended from 10 May.
The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce said; “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.
“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.”