JAL to go daily on new San Diego 787 service

13 Nov 2012

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced that it plans to increase its four-times weekly 787 service to San Diego – which is launching next month – to daily in March 2013.

At first, the airline will be operating the service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, starting December 2 (see here). 

When they announced the new flight earlier this year, JAL explained that San Diego is an attractive destination to the carrier due to its proximity to the border with Mexico and Tijuana, where large numbers of Japanese companies are located. Many Japanese companies choose to locate their manufacturing in Mexico to produce goods for export to the US. The country’s northern regions have an extensive electronics industry, with factories for companies like Sony and Panasonic. 

Recently, Japanese automobile manufacturers such as Nissan and Mazda have also been establishing plants in Mexico to produce vehicles for the US market.

In April this year, several Japanese aerospace companies also visited Tijuana to explore opportunities to establish businesses in the city. 

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Nicholas Olczak

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