CRAINS- Virgin Australia (VA) has successfully completed its inaugural flight from Cairns to Haneda, Tokyo, marking a historic milestone in aviation history.
The new route directly connects two iconic destinations, offering travelers a seamless journey. This significant achievement has brought Virgin Australia one step closer to its mission of “bringing on wonderful” and reigniting the joy of flying.
Virgin Australia Crains to Tokyo Flight
To celebrate the launch of the Cairns-Haneda service, Virgin Australia has introduced a Japanese-inspired menu onboard. Passengers can savor a delectable array of dishes, including bento boxes, dumplings, miso soup, noodles, curries, sake, and Japanese lager.
Western options like panko crumb ravioli and four-cheese arancini complement these traditional Japanese delights, ensuring there’s something to please every palate. This culinary experience is part of Virgin Australia’s commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences.
Nick Rohrlach, CEO of Velocity Frequent Flyer and Japan Services Representative, expressed his enthusiasm.
He said, “We are thrilled to bring a taste of Tokyo to our guests in the sky. Whether it’s building anticipation before landing or commemorating an unforgettable journey, we strive to create wonderful travel experiences.”
Enhancing Travel Accessibility Between Australia and Japan
The Cairns-Haneda service will operate daily, year-round. Subsequently, established a new gateway for travel between Australia and Japan.
Cairns serves as a convenient hub for this route, offering same-day connecting flights from major Australian cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.
Virgin Australia has introduced the “Take off for Tokyo” sale to encourage travel, providing return fares from as low as $699 (AUD).
Passengers can take advantage of this limited-time offer until midnight AEST on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, or until seats are sold out.
Virgin Australia Welcomes Boeing 737-8
In addition to the successful launch of the Cairns-Haneda route, Virgin Australia has received its first fuel-efficient Boeing 737-8 aircraft. Further, this delivery marks a significant milestone in the airline’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
Stuart Aggs, Chief Operations Officer of Virgin Australia, emphasized the importance of fleet modernization in the company’s sustainability strategy. He stated, “As we work towards decarbonization, updating our fleet is crucial in reducing our emissions intensity in the near future.”
The new Boeing 737-8 aircraft will soon commence operations on Virgin Australia’s Cairns-Tokyo route, pending routine regulatory approvals.
This introduction of state-of-the-art aircraft demonstrates the airline’s dedication to environmental responsibility while providing passengers with enhanced travel experiences.
With the launch of the Cairns-Haneda service and the arrival of new fuel-efficient aircraft, Virgin Australia continues to expand its network and offer sustainable travel options. Further cementing its position as a leading airline in the Asia-Pacific region.
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