ANA new flights to Western Australia??

Old Jan 9, 19, 3:12 am
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ANA new flights to Western Australia??

Saw this news story on new flights to Perth, kind of big surprise in the choice of Perth over BNE or MEL?

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/...perth-service/
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Old Jan 9, 19, 6:13 am
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Yes. Already announced to begin in the northern summer season.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 12:59 pm
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Western Australia officials pitched for it, yes. Perth is closer to Asia's largest cities than Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.
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Press release (on Boxing Day — seems like they really wanted to bury it) here: https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201812/20181226.html



Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
Yes. Already announced to begin in the northern summer season.
Looks closer to northern winter / southern summer given first flight on September 1...
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Old Jan 9, 19, 4:37 pm
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Western Australia officials pitched for it, yes. Perth is closer to Asia's largest cities than Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.
Well Perth is closer to Taipei or Hong Kong, but not for Tokyo. NRT-SYD is apox 4850 miles, while NRT-Perth is 4900 miles while NRT-BNE is 4422 miles.
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How come this flight doesn't connect to the USA/Canada/Mexico or Europe bank? Someone airliners.net mentioned Australia to North America or Europe is very lucrative and from Perth its 2 stops to Eastern North America (PER-SYD-DFW-IAD) on the traditional carriers versus 1 stop possibly on ANA (PER-NRT-IAD). CX capitalizes on this on their HKG-PER flights.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 1:01 am
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It does connect well with the before-noon bank of flights to Europe (well, departures anyway) and North America. It can’t connect with the afternoon bank of flights due to aircraft utilization and the fact that it would make for a very late arrival to and departure from PER.

NRT doesn’t support the kind of late night flights to Europe and North America that CX can do out of their HKG hub due to curfew restrictions. Also I assume ANA also wants to support some domestic connections as well, precluding a NRT departure that is too early or late.

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Old Jan 11, 19, 11:38 am
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In terms of connections, I suppose Perth offers a codeshare path to Bali, Jakarta and Johannesburg, but they already had that via Sydney. I'd compare it to them adding IAH. Travelers who needed to go to Mexico or Latin America could already do it via LAX but IAH opened up more of central and Latin America. But you also had a UA hub. There's no *A hub in Australia. *shrugs*
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