Virgin Australia has confirmed that it will add Japan to its network in March 2020, with the launch of daily
services between Brisbane and Tokyo-Haneda.
Commencing on 29 March 2020, the new route, Virgin Australia’s first-ever
service to Tokyo, is expected to attract strong demand from both
passengers and cargo customers.
Cargo space on the route will be marketed by
Virgin Atlantic Cargo under its longstanding international
long-haul sales and marketing agreement with Virgin Australia.
daily Airbus A330 flight will offer between 15-20 tonnes of cargo
With the launch of the new Brisbane-Tokyo route,
Virgin Australia will suspend its existing Hong
Kong-Melbourne service with effect from 11 February 2020 due to
softening passenger demand.
Kennedy, Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said, “Cargo
customers in Australia and Japan will be very pleased to see the
launch of Tokyo-Haneda services and we expect this new direct
route to open up significant opportunities for both imports and
exports when it commences in March. We also wish to acknowledge
the strong support we have enjoyed from the cargo industry for
Virgin Australia’s Melbourne-Hong Kong services. Although this
route will be stopping in February, we will continue to offer
capacity on Virgin Australia’s daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights and
provide a direct trucking service between Melbourne and Sydney to
ensure customers retain access to the important Hong Kong cargo
Virgin Atlantic Cargo also markets cargo capacity
on Virgin Australia’s direct services connecting Sydney, Melbourne
and Brisbane with Los Angeles, where they also link directly into
Virgin Atlantic’s international network.