Tokyo, July 21, 2010: From July 30*1, 2010, Japan Airlines (JAL) will relocate its flight operations from Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, to the airport’s newest Terminal 3.
In Terminal 3, JAL customers can check in for their flights at a dedicated JAL check-in island located conveniently near the security screeners and from mid-August*, eligible JAL passengers may also access the lounge of India’s leading domestic carrier - Kingfisher. Kingfisher is slated to join in 2011, the world’s leading quality airline alliance oneworld, of which JAL is also a member. The lounge, designed in hues of red, offers wireless LAN connections, shower facilities and a business center among other amenities. JAL’s top tier frequent flyers who are entitled to use the lounge, may also bring one accompanying passenger each.
*Information of an interim lounge that will be used before the completion of the relocation will be provided to passengers.
The construction of the ultra-modern Terminal 3, a befitting symbol of India’s swift and vast economic growth and expansion, was completed within 37 months and boasts the use of state-of-the-art technologies. An outstanding facility among airports in Asia, its function as a strategic hub in South Asia is highly anticipated. The 120-acre terminal, in which several Indian carriers are also scheduled to commence domestic operations from August 27*2, will enable passengers to smoothly transfer between international and domestic flights. In addition, it is an excellent gateway for passengers traveling from the east of Asia to the Middle East.
Japan Airlines operates 3 weekly flights direct from Tokyo, Narita to New Delhi using a Boeing 777-200 configured with the award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat in Executive class and JAL Sky Shell Seat in Premium Economy.
*1: All international flight operations will be relocated to Terminal 3 from July 28, 2010; from hence Terminal 2 will no longer be in use.
*2: From August 27, 2010, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, and JetLite will shift their operations to Terminal 3. All other domestic carriers will remain in Terminal 1.
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About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines -awarded the most punctual major global airline in 2009, is a member of the oneworld® Alliance and has a global network reaching more than 225 airports in 38 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners. Domestically, the airline covers more than 50 airports throughout Japan. JAL operates some 22,000 international and domestic flights a month, and its fleet of more than 260 aircraft includes Boeing 777s, 767s, 737-800s, Airbus A300-600Rs and Brazilian-made regional jets, Embraer E170.
On international routes, JAL First Class offers fully-reclining Skysleeper or Skysleeper Solo seats. JAL Executive Class - Seasons, the airline’s business class, offers the concept of quality time spent on board and on most routes features award-winning shell-typed seats that recline to almost the horizontal and provide a high degree of personal privacy. From December 2007, the airline started offering JAL Premium Economy on key business routes, and from August 2008, it started introducing a luxurious new suite in JAL First Class along with the JAL SHELL FLAT NEO, a leading-edge business class seat on its continental US routes. On select Japan-domestic routes, JAL offers First Class or Class J seating.
Top quality in-flight service has always been the hallmark of JAL's reputation. Cuisine offered in all classes includes a combination of Western and Japanese fare. JAL also serves a fine selection of award-winning wines and sake in First Class and Executive Class - Seasons. Quality in-flight entertainment is also a highlight on board JAL's international fleet.
Japan Airlines' frequent flyer program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), is one of the world's largest loyalty programs, with more than 20 million members worldwide.