Tokyo, October 19, 2010: Japan Airlines (JAL) will commence operations of its international lounges - First Class Lounge, Sakura Lounge and Arrival Lounge at Haneda from October 21, 2010 - the official opening day of the newest international terminal building, Tokyo International Airport Terminal (TIAT). JAL has also completed renovating the Diamond Premium Lounge and Sakura Lounge located in both North and South Wings at Haneda’s domestic passenger terminal 1 and which will be reopened for use from tomorrow.
1. International Lounges at TIAT
Japan Airlines will serve 10 overseas destinations from Haneda with 26 roundtrip flights throughout most of the day. Conveniently located, JAL’s international lounges will be opened from early morning to late at night, providing quality space and amenities to support the needs of eligible JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members, First Class and Executive Class passengers.
a. First Class Lounge
Modeled after the airline’s flagship lounge at Narita Airport, the First Class Lounge in Haneda too is designed to pamper customers with luxurious personal space.
b. Sakura Lounge
Sakura Lounge offers 3 distinct zones that cater to the varying needs of customers.
[Business Express] - an area for corporate travelers who are always on the move and who often require IT facilities to support their business needs.
[Deli & Entertainment] - an area with the atmosphere of a sports bar where customers can unwind with food, beverages and television throughout the day.
[Quiet and Relax] - an area furnished with comfortable sofas and the latest massage chair models catering to late-night departure passengers who wish to get some rest after dinner while waiting for their flight.
c. Lounge Services
In collaboration with Haneda airport’s popular restaurants such as KIHACHI and Akasaka Rikyu, JAL will provide proper meals at its departure lounges that will fulfill the appetites of passengers departing on late-night flights and who wish to have dinner before boarding.
JAL’s departure and arrival lounges at Haneda will serve bread from Maison Kaiser - a reputable French bakery that has been well-received at the airline’s premium lounges at Narita. The departure lounges will also offer carefully selected seasonal wines by Fumiko Arisaka, one of Japan's leading and most experienced wine advisors.
The wide-ranging amenities available include luxuriously spacious shower rooms, PC power outlets, free wireless and cable internet connection, special printer services that allow customers to print attached files, and a variety of other business functions.
d. Arrival Lounge
Eligible passengers landing in Japan early in the morning will be able to refresh themselves at JAL’s first-ever international Arrival Lounge. Equipped with 6 shower suites, semi-private rooms with sofa seats, free internet connection and where light snacks are served, the Arrival Lounge is certain to help corporate travelers swiftly accustom from a flight to business mode in time for a productive day at the office or at meetings in Tokyo.
Campaign to celebrate JAL’s inaugural Arrival Lounge
From November 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, in addition to the above eligible users, JMB Sapphire and JGC members as well as JAL Executive Class customers will be able to use the Arrival Lounge.
2. Domestic Lounges at Haneda Passenger Terminal 1
JAL operates domestic flights out from passenger Terminal 1, the nearest terminal building from TIAT. The Diamond Premium Lounge and Sakura Lounge at Terminal 1 has undergone a complete revamp and now offers JAL’s many eligible mileage members as well as domestic First Class customers, lounges with a clear view of the runway. It is a departure from what domestic lounges are thought to be.
Designed in cozy hues of brown and equipped with myriad of amenities such as shower rooms, massage chairs and refresh areas, the renewed Diamond Premium and Sakura lounges will be certain to satisfy a wide range of customers, including transit passengers connecting to or from the new international flights.
There are 3 unique areas from which customers may choose according to their needs
[Bar] - a full-service bar where passengers can be served a relaxing drink.
[Library] - a conducive space with business facilities as well as a collection of books on JAL and novels on Japan’s aviation industry and other travel destinations.
[Private & Relax] - an area where passengers can get undisturbed rest - this space was especially created with consideration for international transit passengers with long connection times.
a. Diamond Premium Lounge
JMB Diamond and JGC Premium members, as well as customers traveling on JAL’s domestic First Class can check-in at the airline’s special First Class counter that is concealed from the crowd. To further enhance their privacy and minimize waiting time, they will be able to pass through an exclusive security channel that leads directly to the renovated Diamond Premium Lounge which also has its very own cloakroom.
b. Sakura Lounge
A part of the Sakura Lounge has been dedicated to women travelers. The Ladies’ section provides isolated cubicles that offer ultimate privacy and ample space whether they need to touch-up on their make-up or to sort out their luggage.
JAL also created a children’s section in the lounge where children can safely play on cushioned mats and where they will be entertained with picture books and a view of planes on the runway.
JAL Domestic Lounge Eligibility
* First Class and Executive Class passengers arriving on JAL international flights at Narita with a same-day connection onto a domestic flight from Haneda are invited to use the domestic lounges as well.
Paid usage of Domestic Sakura Lounge
From October 20, 2010, passengers not originally eligible by the criteria stated above will be able to use the Sakura Lounge in Haneda’s Terminal 1 at a entrance charge of 3,000 yen (only payment by cash in Japanese yen is accepted). Customers are required to make online reservations in advance no earlier than 2 months and no later than 18 hours prior to departure. For more details please visit: http://www.jal.co.jp/dom/lounge/
JAL flight schedules at Haneda from October 31, 2010
+1: Arrives a day after the date of departure / -1: Arrives a day before the date of departure
JL: Japan Airlines International / JO: JALways
All the above flights will be operated daily and operations are subject to government approval. / All timings shown are local time.