JOINT PRESS RELEASE
Tokyo - August 31, 2015 - Japan Airlines (JAL) today will expand its trans-Pacific network with return-to-service between Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) starting November 30, 2015. Fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner American Airlines will add its code to the route.
JAL’s NRT-DFW service will operate with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 fitted with the airline’s latest cabin interiors and seats in a three-class configuration, called JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS8).
“We are pleased to announce the return of Dallas/Fort Worth to our international network, which becomes our eighth gateway in North America and our fourth U.S. service launch in just over three years,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. “By making full use of the efficiencies of the Dreamliner as well as capitalizing on our even stronger relationship with American Airlines, we are confident this resumed service will provide even more valuable links for commercial and cultural exchanges for our customers in both regions and beyond.”
“On behalf of American's 100,000 employees, we welcome our joint business partner, Japan Airlines, to our great hub in Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “American is making great strides to expand our presence in Asia, and this partnership represents a key component of that effort. This new service complements American's existing service and brings more choice for our customers traveling between Asia and America, providing more opportunities to connect Asia to South America. Japan Airlines is an honorable partner and a great friend to American.”
“We are honored to welcome back Japan Airlines to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and are excited about the outstanding connectivity and customer service they will provide to passengers flying to Japan and throughout Asia,” said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer of DFW Airport. “With the addition of this new flight to Tokyo, coupled with partner American Airlines’ two daily flights, DFW Airport will further support our mission to connect the world to Dallas Fort Worth.”
The return of JAL service brings more travel choices with 18 weekly roundtrips between DFW and NRT offered by the joint business. Through American’s extensive network from DFW, customers traveling from Tokyo can connect to more than 200 cities throughout North, Central and South America.
Customers transiting through DFW will also benefit from JAL’s newest route with International to International Baggage Transfer (subject to government approval). This is available to customers who check baggage through to their final destination to and from select countries outside of the United States. The process forgoes the need for customers to reclaim their baggage at DFW and adds another layer of ease and comfort to their journey.
American and JAL commenced their Pacific Joint Business partnership in April 2011, and have since greatly expanded customer benefits by providing better flight schedules, expanded codesharing, more coordinated services and greater access to a wider variety of fares.
In commemoration of the NRT-DFW service launch, Japan Airlines will offer a special bonus mile campaign for JAL Mileage Bank loyalty program members. For details, refer to the JAL website.
Flight schedule of new NRT - DFW service, commencing November 30, 2015
-The above flights are operated by Japan Airlines and marketed by American Airlines.
-The above flights, fleet, schedule and configuration are subject to change.
-All timings shown are local.
-Dep. time of JL012 and Arr. time of JL011 will be 10 minutes earlier between January 1 and March 26, 2016
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with JAL’s Latest Interiors To Operate NRT= DFW Route
The JAL SKY SUITE 787 is fitted with the airline’s latest interior and includes the award-winning fully flat “JAL SKY SUITE” in Business Class. Premium Economy is offered in a separate dedicated cabin and features the “JAL SKY PREMIUM” seat. In Economy Class, “JAL SKY WIDER II” seats are available in a 2-4-2 configuration.
Class and Configuration:
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For more information about seating aboard the “JAL SKY SUITE 787”, visit press release: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201409/003069.html
1. Current AA-Operated Flights between Narita and Dallas/Fort Worth
-The above flights, fleet, schedule and configuration are subject change.
-All timings shown are local.
-Flights operated by American Airlines and marketed by Japan Airlines
2. JAL and American’s trans-Pacific Joint Business Network
3. DFW Connection Highlights via American within North, Central and South America
About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 305 airports in 51 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 220 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 29 million members worldwide. Awarded the most punctual major international airlines in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.jal.com/en/outline/ Follow JAL on Instagram at @japanairlines_jal.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with regional partners, operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. This year American topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock was added to the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
About Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Operating on a mission to connect the world, Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is the world's third busiest, hosting 1,850 flights a day and serving more than 62 million customers a year. Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport provides nonstop service to 149 domestic and 55 international destinations. A major economic driver for the Dallas/Fort Worth region, DFW Airport generates about $32 billion in economic impact each year. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability, or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.DFWAirport.com or download the Official DFW Airport Mobile App for Apple iOS, Android or Blackberry devices. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability, or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.DFWAirport.com or download the Official DFW Airport Mobile App for Apple iOS, Android or Blackberry devices.