Japan is within the throes of peak snow season.
From Rusutsu to Niseko, powder coats the idyllic landscapes throughout the northern island area of Hokkaido. Additional south within the trend district of Tokyo, Harajuku residents don their winter gear, strutting the streets within the newest types.
When the snowflakes start to fall, Japan involves life, attracting vacationers from across the globe.
For the final two years, Australian snowboarding fanatics have been enticed by Hokkaido’s snowy panorama, flying direct from Melbourne to Tokyo with Japan Airways to shred it up on the slopes.
On any standard route, Japan Airways passengers can be issued with an everyday paper boarding go, one that’s rapidly stowed in a journey pockets. However for 27 fortunate travellers, entry to the aircraft is extra grandiose.
In honour of two profitable years of the Melbourne-Tokyo flight route, Japan Airways has launched a partnership with main snowboard model Burton, providing an unique likelihood for travellers from Victoria to immerse themselves within the slopes of Japan’s snow fields.
Earlier than boarding the aircraft, passengers are issued with a particular aircraft ticket: a limited-edition, totally personalised snowboard that appears like a boarding go.
Every fortunate passenger flying Enterprise Class from Melbourne to Tokyo receives a Boarding Move from Burton, customised to function their aircraft ticket particulars.
Japan Airways common supervisor for Australia and New Zealand Mark Lucas mentioned the Boarding Passes hope to encourage travellers to go to Japan.
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games approaching, the Japan Nationwide Tourism Organisation is predicting an inflow of greater than 40 million inbound vacationers this yr alone.
Within the final 5 years, Japan has surged in recognition for Australian vacationers, with over half 1,000,000 Aussies visiting in 2018.
“We’re heading into our third yr of bringing the premium Japan Airways expertise to Australians travelling between Melbourne and Tokyo,” Mr Lucas mentioned.
“To have fun this, we wished to proceed showcasing thrilling methods to get pleasure from the perfect of Japan, and on this case, the nation’s beautiful snow area on a limited-edition Boarding Move.”
The Boarding Passes are from Burton’s 2020 vary of Household Tree snowboards, every retailing at over $900.
The Boarding Move snowboards are designed to deal with the terrain of Japan’s mountains, appropriate for novices studying to experience for the primary time, to Olympic snowboarders who shred the slopes of Niseko.
Main the Boarding Move marketing campaign is Olympic snowboarder Jess Wealthy.
Identified for her prowess in Huge Air occasions, Wealthy represented Australia on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Now, because the Boarding Move ambassador, she returned to Hokkaido with Japan Airways, having fallen in love with the Mount Yotei slopes.
“Having spent the previous decade or so travelling and competing in snowboarding, coming to Japan to experience and benefit from the unimaginable surroundings is at all times a good way to interrupt up the yr,” Wealthy mentioned.
With a Japan Airways Boarding Move firmly hooked up to her snowboarding boots, she gushed about Niseko, insisting Japan has among the greatest snowboarding alternatives on the planet.
“Figuring out that I get to journey with Japan Airways simply provides to the entire expertise.”
HOW TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A JAPAN AIRLINES BOARDING PASS:
To get one of many unique Boarding Passes, travellers have to ebook a return journey from Melbourne to Tokyo with Japan Airways, flying enterprise class, between February 19 and March 22.
The flights can both be a enterprise class return airfare to Japan, priced from $3499, or with enterprise class in a single route and economic system within the different, priced from $2089.
To safe your Boarding Move, head to japanairlinesboardingpass.com.au and reserve a limited-edition snowboard. Upon receiving an e-mail confirming your reservation, bounce onto the Japan Airways web site and ebook your flights to Tokyo.
Passengers are capable of acquire their Boarding Passes from Auski in Melbourne, with tickets legitimate for as much as 360 days after buy.
There are a restricted variety of Boarding Passes out there, and solely the primary 27 folks can be gifted with a limited-edition snowboard.