TOKYO November 8, 2011: Japan Airlines (JAL) today kicked off sales of special airfares for its brand new route from Tokyo (Narita) to Boston in advance of its scheduled launched on April 22, 2012 with the fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Presently, anyone traveling from Asia, including Japan, to Boston will have to make flight connections at some point during their journey. With the establishment of JAL’s inaugural trans-Pacific route in thirteen years, Boston will finally be linked with direct, nonstop flights to Asia for the first time, shaving off up to more than 6 hours of current travel times for passengers flying from Japan to the North American city center for commerce, culture and higher education.
To welcome customers to the latest destination on JAL’s international network, the following special airfares for travel betweenApril 22 and September 30, 2012, will be available for purchase online, at JAL’s ticketing offices and through travel agencies for a limited time from November 9 to January 31, 2012.
* Student visa verifications are required to purchase the JAL Boston Special Overseas Studies Fare, which is thus unavailable online.
・Weekday = Departures from Japan from Tuesdays to Fridays / Departures from Boston from Sundays to Thursdays
・Departures from other origins in Japan besides Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are also available with the above fares at an additional charge of JPY 10,000.
・Connections via Boston to Chicago, New York, Miami and Dallas Fort Worth are also available with the above fares at an additional charge of JPY 20,000.
・The above fares are inclusive of fuel surcharges levied on international sectors departing from Japan by January 31, 2012. It also includes other insurance surcharge and taxes in addition to freight and fuel surcharges. For further information, visit: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/fuel/detail.html
・The above fares are subject to change without notice. Customers who have made the purchase before the changes take effect are not subject to additional payment or refund.
・Terms and conditions apply. For details visit: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/network/boston/
・Initial operations will be four weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) until May 31, 2011. Operations will become once daily from June 1, 2011.
・The above schedules are subject to government approval.
2.The press release issued on May 27, 2011, announcing the route launch can be viewed here: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201105/001803.html