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Japan Airlines boosts Hong Kong and US routes – Business Traveller

Oneworld alliance member Japan Airlines (JAL) will increase the frequency on a number of routes from late October.

The airline says this is in response to a steady increase in travel demand for both business and leisure customers to and from Japan.

JAL highlights that inbound tourism has been “flourishing”, as a result of a weaker yen.

From 29 October, JAL will increase Narita-Hong Kong from three to five flights a week.

From the same date, Osaka-Los Angeles will go up to five-weekly, from four flights a week currently offered.

Going to Hawaii, JAL will offer five flights a week on Osaka-Honolulu from late October, up from four now, and Nagoya-Honolulu will increase to four-weekly services, up from three now.

Moreover, the carrier says that preparations are underway to accept delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 “flagship” aircraft.

JAL says the A350-1000 is currently expected to start operating on Haneda-New York JFK from late November.

The A350-1000 will come with new premium cabins, which JAL says will be revealed shortly.

Separately, JAL says it also is launching new domestic services from Sapporo’s Okadama airport from 25 October, including Hokkaido Air System flights between Sapporo (Okadama) and Nemuro Nakashibetsu.

Moreover, Osaka (Itami)-Izumo will increase to five roundtrips a day from 29 October, and Osaka (Itami)-Kagoshima will increase to eight roundtrips a day from 1 December.

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