The JAL Group has announced route and flight frequency plans for its domestic and a portion of international operations for fiscal year 2013. Capitalising on the new allotted slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, JAL will increase flight frequencies on certain domestic routes and has also decided to launch a new service between Haneda and Nagoya (Chubu) with one daily round-trip flight, serving as a convenient connection to and from the late-night departures and early arrivals of international flights at Haneda to further enhance customer convenience.
Japan Airlines will strengthen its network in the two largest cities of Brazil - Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with the start of a new codeshare arrangement with American Airlines, beginning January 27th, 2013. JAL will add Rio de Janeiro as a new destination in its international network, and increase the number of codeshare flights to and from Sao Paulo with this latest agreement.
Japan Airlines has been forced to cancel a takeoff from Logan Airport in Boston after fuel was found to have leaked from a Dreamliner aircraft. The incident on Tuesday follows a fire onboard another Dreamliner on Monday.
A Boeing Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines has caught fire in Boston following a flight from Tokyo. There are no reports of injuries following the incident onboard the Boeing 787, with all passengers and crew having already disembarked.
JAL Group has unveiled a brand new set of uniforms for its 26,700 staff members, including flight crew, cabin attendants, various ground staff at the airport and city offices, as well as maintenance staff. The new uniforms will be adopted in the first half of fiscal year 2013.
It somewhat of a surprising development, Japan Airlines has partnered with Kentucky Fried Chicken to offer a series of in-flight meals. From December 1st, passengers will be offered the menu onboard select international JAL flights.
Japan Airlines and British Airways have agreed to add Rome, Milan, Bologna, Amsterdam and Warsaw to their list of codeshare cities from October 28th, 2012, when JAL will place its flight indicator on the BA-operated flights between London and these destinations.
Japan Airlines has announced February 25th, 2013 as the launch date for its inaugural service between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki. Located considerably closer to Japan than many European cities, Finland’s capital makes an excellent gateway for travellers connecting between Japan and Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.
Japan Airlines and British Airways have confirmed they will begin a joint business agreement, with the two airlines sharing revenue on applicable flights between Europe and Japan. The joint business, which starts on October 1st, will benefit customers by providing better links between Japan and Europe, greater choice of flights to more destinations, enhanced frequent flyer benefits and the potential to launch new routes.
Japan Airlines is revamping its in-flight products and services on international routes under a collective theme “Welcome! JAL New Sky”. The project will include the addition of new seat designs and enhanced menu options. Business and First Class passengers will be able to enjoy the use of new TOTO Washlets and mattress pads.
Japan Airlines and British Airways have announced the start of codeshare arrangements on the routes between Tokyo and London (Heathrow), as well as the sales of joint fares on applicable routes from October 1st, 2012. At present, the airlines are codes haring on a total of 23 routes connecting London with 23 other European cities, and on eight routes between Tokyo (Narita) and seven destinations domestically and internationally.
Japan Airlines has announced revisions made to its route, flight frequency and fleet plans for the rest of financial 2012. In the year ending March 31st, 2013, the carrier highlighted the launch of two new routes using the latest Boeing 787-8, and also the deployment of this revolutionary aircraft on existing routes to raise service levels and profitability.