JAL expands Chicago-Tokyo route

Japan Airlines is increasing its nonstop service between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to two flights daily from March 26, 2006.  The carrier’s current schedule of 10 flights per week will increase by four, making a total of 14 flights weekly between the two cities.

JAL’s daily morning schedule, JL009/010, will not change, and the carrier will increase its current schedule of three-weekly afternoon flights, JL003/004, to seven.  The new double daily service will give customers residing throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S./Canada even more choices when traveling to and from JAL’s over 80 destinations throughout Japan, China and Southeast Asia.

Japan Airlines also offers connecting flights between Chicago and more than
50 cities throughout North America with codeshares operated by American Airlines and American Eagle.

JAL utilizes B747-400 aircraft on its Chicago - Tokyo route and offers a three-cabin configuration featuring New Skysleeper Solo seats in First Class and
Shell Flat seats in Executive Class - Seasons. From March 26, JAL will also begin gradually introducing JAL Inflight Internet Service, a high-speed Wi-Fi service provided by Connexion by Boeing, in all cabins on this route.

The JAL Group serves 206 destinations in 34 countries and territories.  In February 2006, Japan Airlines completed the first step in reaching oneworld membership, with a full-fledged membership in the global alliance anticipated in about a year.  JAL’s American Region gateways include New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Kona, Vancouver, Mexico City and São Paulo.