JAL Shifts to New Terminal in Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport
Tokyo, May 22, 2009: Japan Airlines (JAL) will relocate its check-in counters and office at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport in Paris from Terminal 2F to Terminal 2E from June 17, 2009.
After the move into CDG Airport’s most recently renewed terminal that is decked with the latest facilities, passengers can look forward to checking-in at an island in the terminal that has been designated especially to JAL. The spacious terminal with roomier gate areas and other common facilities is certain to provide greater comfort and convenience to passengers, particularly those in transit and who have tight connections to another flight.
The revamped terminal also boasts of a larger common lounge, increasing in space from 820 m2 to 2147 m2, and which comes fully furnished with a business center, shower rooms, and wireless LAN connections. One travel companion of each eligible passenger is also welcome to enjoy the facilities at no additional charge.
With its current offering of 32 flights (including codeshare flights) a week between Japan and Paris, JAL connects Japan via Paris, to 12 other destinations in Europe, namely Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Istanbul, Lyon, Munich, Nice, Prague, Stockholm and Warsaw.
About Japan Airlines
The JAL Group is Asia’s biggest airline group in terms of sales revenues and 2nd largest in Asia in terms of passengers carried annually. JAL Group airlines serve 220 airports in 35 countries and territories, including 59 airports in Japan. The international network covers over 250 passenger routes and 28 cargo routes, and the domestic network covers 143 routes.
With around 23,000 employees in the air transport segment, JAL Group operates a fleet of some 270 aircraft including Boeing 747s and 777s and is now in the process of a major fleet renewal, introducing more fuel-efficient small and medium aircraft such as the B737 New Generation series and in the future the new high-tech Boeing 787 “Dreamliner”.
JAL First Class offers fully reclining Skysleeper or Skysleeper Solo seats. “JAL Executive Class - Seasons,” introduces the concept of “quality time” spent on board and features the award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat that reclines to almost the horizontal and provides a high degree of personal privacy. From December 2007 JAL started offering JAL Premium Economy on key business routes, and from August 2008 started introducing on US routes a luxurious new suite to JAL First Class and the JAL Shell Flat NEO, a leading-edge seat for JAL Executive Class.
Top quality in-flight service has always been the hallmark of JAL’s reputation. Cuisine offered in all classes is a combination of Western and Japanese food. JAL carries a fine selection of award-winning wines and sake in First Class and JAL Executive Class - Seasons, JAL’s business class. Quality in-flight entertainment systems are a feature of JAL’s international fleet aircraft.
A member of the oneworld global alliance since April 2007, JAL offers customers many benefits, such as the JAL Mileage Bank frequent flier program.