Western Australia hasn’t seen a whole lot of love from airlines outside of Qantas and Virgin Australia historically. There’s only around 15 other airlines that fly into Perth, the capital of western Australia. Perth has grown and shrunk with international flights in the past year. Perth saw the start of the first nonstop flights between Australia and Europe from Perth (PER) – London Heathrow (LHR) on Qantas Airlines. Which Sam reviewed here:

Perth has also lost major international service from Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Perth (PER) on Etihad. All current routes in and out of Perth look like this:

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All Nippon Airways has just announced that they’ll launch daily nonstop flights between Tokyo Narita and Perth as of September 1, 2019 with the following schedule:

NH881 Tokyo Narita to Perth departing 11:10AM arriving 8:15PM
NH882 Perth to Tokyo Narita departing 9:45PM arriving 8:25AM (+1 day)

The flight is expected to cover a distance of 4,919 miles, and is blocked at 10hr5min southbound and 9hr40min northbound.

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ANA will be using a Boeing 787-8 for the route. The plane is spread out in the following configuration with just 184 seats:

ANA 787-8 Layout # Seats Pitch Width
Business 1-2-1 32 59″ 19.4″
Premium Economy 2-3-2 14 38″ 19.3″
Economy 3-3-3 138 31″ 17.3″

ANA will be the first Japanese airline to fly to Perth. Qantas previously flew on the route and dropped it back in 2011. It’s an interesting add for ANA as their only other service to Australia is Sydney. I would have thought a flight to Melbourne or Brisbane would have come before Perth.

Conclusion

It’s great to see ANA add a route that is considered someone out of their comfort zone. Between flights to Hawaii and now Perth, ANA’s 2019 is already headed in the right direction. I cant wait to see what else they may add. I still have my fingers crossed for Miami – Asia service.

Are you planning on flying this new route from NRT-PER?