Japan Airlines boosts New York flights

Starting March 28, 2007, Japan Airlines will introduce three additional weekly flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, for a total of 13 flights a week between the two cities. The newest flights, JL007/008, provide attractive alternatives for Asia-bound travelers with morning departures from New York and evening returns from Tokyo. “Our new Friday evening departure from Tokyo is especially being welcomed by business travelers,” said Mr. Tsukasa Oka, East Coast Region Vice President and Regional Manager for Japan Airlines. “After a week of working overseas, they can still return home in time for the weekend.”

Japan Airlines’ current schedule between New York and Tokyo includes one daily nonstop, JL005/006, plus three weekly flights, JL047/048, that extend onto Sao Paulo, Brazil. Together with the newest flights, JL007/008, connection opportunities to and from JAL’s network throughout Japan, China and S.E. Asia are greatly expanded.

Japan Airlines utilizes Boeing 747-400s on its New York-Tokyo route and offers three cabin classes including flat, bed-style seats in First Class and award-winning JAL Shell Flat seats in Executive Class - Seasons, the carrier’s own brand business class.

On April 1, Japan Airlines will join the oneworld(R) alliance and the carrier’s subsidiaries JALways, Japan Asia Airways, JAL Express, J-AIR and Japan Transocean Air will join as affiliates. With Japan Airlines, oneworld’s Asian network will be greatly extended and frequent flyers will have more opportunities to earn and redeem miles and points. The alliance’s most frequent travelers will also enjoy priority check-in and have access to airport lounges worldwide.

The JAL Group currently serves 214 destinations in 34 countries and territories. The carrier’s American Region gateways include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Kona, Vancouver, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.
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