Japan Airlines (JAL) will launch a new daily nonstop service between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Doha starting next summer.
This route will be the first direct flight to the Middle East operated by a Japanese airline.
JAL says the Doha route will enable its customers to seamlessly connect to Africa and South America through its partnership with oneworld alliance fellow, Qatar Airways.
The exact launch date and schedule have yet to be confirmed.
JAL, however, did say that it would deploy one of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the Doha route.
JAL’s 787-9s come in a three-class configuration, featuring between 44-52 business class seats, 35 premium economy, and just 116 standard economy seats.
The airline will codeshare with Qatar Airways on the new route, just like it already does on Qatar Airways’ existing daily services between Doha and both Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita airports.
Doha is becoming a true oneworld hub. The airport now has flights from all major oneworld airlines, including British Airways, American Airlines and Finnair.
Malaysia Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, and SriLankan Airlines fly to Doha, too.
The only major oneworld carriers currently absent are Cathay Pacific and Qantas.