Qantas launches seasonal flights to Sapporo, Japan


Sapporo is a popular Japanese ski holiday destination, and Qantas are making it easier to get there. They have announced a seasonal service, which will coincide with the peak skiing season for the area.

Between December 16, 2019 and March 28, 2020, Qantas will fly three times per week between Sydney and Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport. The flight will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All up, Qantas will offer 10,000 seats between the two cities.

The aircraft

Flights will be operated on the Qantas Airbus A330 aircraft. This aircraft features the Qantas Business Suite, with a 1-2-1 configuration in Business. In Economy, a fairly standard 2-4-2 offering is available.

Qantas A330 Economy Seating.


The following schedule is currently planned between Sydney and Sapporo between December 16 and March 28.

Flight number Route Days of week Time Aircraft
QF39 SYD-CTS Mon, Wed, Sat Dep: 0930

Arr: 1835

QF40 CTS-SYD Mon, Wed, Sat Dep: 2005

Arr: 0905


Award Availability

The new flights went on sale today, and at the time of writing their were still opportunities for Award flights in both cabins. Seats on the route were available for 35,000 Qantas Points one-way in Economy or 72,000 in Business (plus the usual taxes and fees).

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