Japan Airlines to operate Alice Springs charter services from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka

    Alice Springs Airport announced (17-Oct-2018) Japan Airlines plans to operate charter services to Alice Springs from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, effective 22-Oct-2018. Operating with Boeing 787-8 equipment for JTB World Vacations, this will be the first charter service from Japan to Alice Springs in more than 10 years. The programme is expected to generate 1440 additional visitor nights and up to AUD2 million (USD1.4 million) in visitor spend in the Northern Territory (NT). Japan is the fourth largest visitor market in the NT and the fifth largest market to Australia, recently overtaking Singapore.