Japan Airlines (JAL) will launch four new international routes from Tokyo Narita Airport to three destinations in Russia, India and the US and add a second daily service to Guam starting next year.
The Japanese carrier recently released further details on its new service to Vladivostok, which it first announced earlier this year. It says the new route, which will begin on February 28 next year, will be flown on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Between February 28 and March 28, the airline will fly this route three times a week, while the airline will increase the flight frequency to daily from March 29 during its summer schedule.
Below is the flight schedule for the Tokyo Narita-Vladivostok service between February 28 and March 28, 2020:
|JL423||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Vladivostok (VVO)||1040||1405||Sunday|
|JL424||Vladivostok (VVO)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||1535||1650||Sunday|
And this is the schedule for the Vladivostok service from March 29, 2020:
|JL423||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Vladivostok (VVO)||1040||1405||Tuesday, Friday|
|1120||1445||Rest of the week|
|JL424||Vladivostok (VVO)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||1535||1650||Tuesday, Friday|
|1625||1740||Rest of the week|
Another Japanese airline ANA also announced the launch of its own Tokyo Narita-Vladivostok service starting March 16 next year.
JAL will begin flying daily to the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, which is known as “India’s Silicon Valley”, from March 29, 2020. The first return flight will begin on March 30. The airline will deploy a two-class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on this route.
JAL says this will not only connect customers between Japan and India, but also provide connections to or from North America via Narita Airport.
|JL753||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Bengaluru (BLR)||1815||0035 (+1)||Daily|
|JL754||Bengaluru (BLR)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||0245||1415|
In other news, ANA has just launched a new thrice-weekly service connecting Tokyo Narita Airport and the southern Indian city of Chennai.
The US: San Francisco and Guam
Also starting from March 29 next year, JAL will introduce a new daily service connecting Tokyo Narita and San Francisco, also served by a two-class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
|JL58||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||San Francisco (SFO)||1810||1130||Daily|
|JL57||San Francisco (SFO)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||1335||1645 (+1)|
In addition to this new service, JAL also operates a daily flight between Tokyo Haneda Airport and San Francisco.
This is the airline’s Tokyo Haneda-San Francisco schedule:
|JL2||Tokyo Haneda (HND)||San Francisco (SFO)||1945||1200||Daily|
|JL1||San Francisco (SFO)||Tokyo Haneda (HND)||1415||1845 (+1)|
The airline says this will provide customers with more travel choices between Japan and North America, as well as “smooth connections” for business and leisure customers seeking to travel throughout Asia.
From July 1, 2020, JAL will add a second daily flight to Guam as “travel demand continues to remain strong”. The route will feature the “JAL Sky Suite” configured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The two-class, 199-seater aircraft has 24 seats in business class laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration. The business class seats, which can be converted to a nearly two-metre-long fully flat bed, have a seat width of around 20 inches and are also equipped with a 15.4-inch touch-panel monitor, an AC power outlet and a USB port.
Below is the schedule for the newly added Tokyo Narita-Guam service:
|JL943||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Guam (GUM)||1045||1530||Daily|
|JL944||Guam (GUM)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||1805||2050|
And this is the schedule for the existing Tokyo Narita-Guam service:
|JL941||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Guam (GUM)||0930||1415||Daily|
|JL942||Guam (GUM)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||1650||1935|
Reservations and sales for these new flights will start at 1400 (Japan time, GMT+9) on Wednesday November 6, 2019.
JAL recently introduced smart check-in services at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The Japanese carrier’s passengers can now check their baggage through the self-service baggage system at Counter O in Narita Airport Terminal 2.