Jetstar reconnects flights between Tokyo and Cairns after 2.5 years. The airline is ready to welcome thousands of Japanese visitors to Queensland, a tropical state in Australia.
Although Japan maintains restrictions for individual tourists on Australia – Japan flights, Japanese citizens are free to travel between Australia and Japan. Thus, Jetstar relaunched its direct flights to Cairns.
Currently, the airline is providing five return flights per week connecting Cairns and Narita (Tokyo) and carrying up to 1,600 passengers to Australia from Japan weekly.
According to Gareth Evans, Jetstar Group CEO, the resume of Cairns – Tokyo flights marked the milestones to recovering Jetstar’s global network.
Gareth Evans said, “Australia has always been a popular destination for Japanese travelers. We’re excited to reconnect the two countries, providing a significant tourism boost to the local Cairns community and Queensland more broadly.”
“Jetstar is the first Australian carrier to relaunch flights between Australia and Japan, and we’re already seeing a lot of pent-up demand from Japanese travelers eager to visit Australia,” added he.
He explained that Japan had also always been a popular destination for Australians, and they looked forward to receiving an announcement from the Japanese Government about easing international restrictions, which would allow two-way travel between the two countries. In addition, Jetstar operated Cairns – Osaka (Kansai) flights on July 26.