Japan Airlines Launches Melbourne to Tokyo Route

Japan Airlines has announced a new route from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Tokyo (Narita) return. The 10.5 hour flights will be served by JAL’s 787-8 Dreamliner. JAL’s new Melbourne to Narita flight will compete with Qantas’ offering on the same route. The launch of this new route comes after JAL’s success with its Sydney to Tokyo route, which was previously operated by Jetstar. The first flight operated by JAL on this route will be in early September 2017.

“We’re very pleased with the success of our Sydney-Tokyo route and are launching flights from Melbourne to Tokyo” wrote a Japan Airlines spokesperson.


The flight schedule is as follows:
JL773 leaves Tokyo/Narita at 10:30am to reach Melbourne at 9:55pm (starting September 1)
JL774 is wheels-up from Melbourne at 12:05am, arriving into Narita Airport at 9:05am the same day (from September 2)

Tickets for these flights are now available on JAL’s website.


I really love to add in my planing that route. Nice livery and great service on board.


Ooh, what a truly nice addition this will be!

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Dang! Qantas has competition. I hope they cancel this route so Qantas can rule the market


Nice, I wish Japan Airlines would change their livery though. It looks a bit outdated in my opinion.

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I agree, very plain. But I do like the logo.

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