Qatar Airways (QR) has announced that it has moved from its original base at Terminal 1 of Tokyo Narita to Terminal 2.
The Doha-based carrier officially joined Oneworld last year (see story) and other carriers in the alliance such as Japan Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas and S7 Airlines all operate out of Terminal 2.
It is a common practice for airlines in the same alliance to congregate in the same terminal for better sharing of facilities such as transfer desks, lounges and baggage services. It also makes transferring between member carriers easier.
Oneworld lounges at Narita T2 include American Airlines’ Admirals Club lounge, Qantas’ business lounge, Cathay Pacific’s first and business class lounge, and JAL’s Sakura and first class lounge facilities.
“We are very excited to be joining our fellow Oneworld partners in Terminal 2 of Narita International Airport,” said Qatar Airways country manager – Japan, Tomohiko Matsumoto. “This move will allow us to take further advantage of the benefits of being part of the Oneworld alliance, and in turn pass these benefits onto our customers by providing them with the best possible service and travel experience.”
Qatar Airways first started flying to Tokyo Narita in 2010, and will be expanding its services to the Japanese capital with non-stop daily flights on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Haneda International Airport from June 18. The gulf carrier also flies to Osaka.
For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com