Japan Airlines has announced it will expand its trans-Pacific network with a service between Narita International Airport in Tokyo and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Working together with its Pacific joint business partner, American Airlines, the service will start on March 31st next year.
It will be Japan Airlines’ sixth west coast route operating between Japan and North America.
The top 20 US cities with the highest travel demand from Japan account for 84 per cent of the market and Seattle is the fifth largest destination after Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
By launching this route, Japan Airlines will respond to the travel demand in Seattle, where business and leisure travellers will have new options to fly to Japan and to connecting cities in Asia.
Japan Airlines has established an optimal departure and arrival time to and from Narita, allowing customers to seamlessly connect throughout the carrier’s international network.
“We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Seattle-Narita route, which will go into service in March 2019.
“Along with our joint business partner, American Airlines, we look forward to welcoming more visitors to Asia for business or pleasure who will experience Japanese hospitality from the moment they step onboard the aircraft,” said Tadashi Fujita, executive vice president of Japan Airlines.
In addition, with the announcement that Japan Airlines and Alaska Airlines will introduce 20 new codeshare flights through Seattle, customers will now have a total of 56 United States destinations to choose on flights operated by Alaska Airlines.