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Jetstar will carry Victoria's food exports to Tokyo

By Staff Reports on December 12, 2013

Melbourne Airport welcomed Jetstar’s announcement that it will begin direct services to Tokyo beginning April 2014, the airport’s first non-stop service to Japan since 2008.

Chris Woodruff, Melbourne Airport CEO, said the new service will provide an important link for Victoria’s business and export industries to one of Australia’s largest trading partners.

“We are delighted that Jetstar is continuing to support its home base of Melbourne by commencing direct services to Japan,” Woodruff said. “Japan is Victoria’s most valuable single market for food and beverage exports. With around 85 percent of air exports carried in the belly of passenger aircraft, Jetstar’s new service will further support this important market as well as the state government’s vision to become Asia’s food bowl.”

The new Melbourne-Tokyo service will operate four times a week.