Japan Airlines has confirmed that it will expand
its trans-Pacific network with a return-to-service between
Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) starting 30
Fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint
Business partner American Airlines will add its code to the route.
JAL's NRT-DFW service will be operates with Boeing 787-8 aicraft
fitted with the airline's latest cabin interiors and seats in a
"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."
The return of JAL service brings more travel
choices with 18 weekly round trips 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.
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.
"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."
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