Japan Airlines (JAL), member of the alliance Oneworldwill increase frequency on a number of routes, including international ones, from the end of October.
The airline says this responds to a steady increase in demand for trips for business customers and hobbies to and from Japan. JAL also stresses that tourism is “flourishing”due to the weakness of the yen.
From October 29, 2023, JAL will increase Narita-Hong Kong three to five flights per week. From the same date, Osaka-Los Angeles will increase to five weekly flights, compared to four weekly flights currently offered. To Hawaii, JAL will offer five weekly flights to Osaka-Honolulu from the end of October, against four currently, and Nagoya-Honolulu will increase to four weekly flights, against three currently.
Separately, the Japanese carrier says preparations are underway to accept delivery of its first “flagship” aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000. Airbus’ iconic plane set to start operating on the line Haneda–New York J.F.K. from the end of November. The A350-1000 will feature new premium cabins, which JAL says will be unveiled soon.
L’A350-1000 will have new cabins premium. If the A350-900 have two configurations, for the domestic market with 391 seats (12 in First, 56 in Business class and 323 in Economy) and for the international market with 369 seats (12+94+263), the Oneworld alliance company n has in fact still not finalized that of the new type. “With the introduction of the Airbus A350-1000, we are developing new cabin specifications for international flights to provide a unique experience for each of our customers”just said the Japanese airline.