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Airfares to Cairns launch in Japan

28 Feb 2023

Virgin Australia has announced in Japan fares are now on sale for direct flights to Cairns from Tokyo-Haneda Airport.

Queensland government representatives, Tourism Australia and Tourism Tropical North Queensland joined Virgin Australia at Tokyo-Haneda Airport for today’s launch.

Virgin Australia’s year-round, daily services from Tokyo-Haneda take off from 28 June 2023 and are predicted to land more than 30,000 visitors from Japan in Cairns during the first year of operation.

It’s estimated Virgin Australia’s direct flights to Cairns will generate $69.5 million for Tropical North Queensland’s visitor economy and support 680 Queensland jobs.

Virgin Australia flights from Tokyo-Haneda have been secured by the Queensland Government’s $200m Attracting Aviation Investment Fund in partnership with Cairns International Airport.