For the first time, American Airlines, together
with its Pacific Joint Business partner Japan Airlines (JAL), has
organised a special nonstop flight between Narita International
Airport in Tokyo (NRT) and McCarran International Airport in Las
Vegas (LAS) to support additional demand for CES 2019. American
will operate the flight 4 - 14 January 2019.
travelers from Japan and other parts of Asia make their way to Las
Vegas every year for CES,” said Shane Hodges, managing director of
Asia Pacific Sales for American. “The network and onboard
experience offered by American and Japan Airlines as part of our
Pacific Joint Business is world-class, and we are thrilled to make
getting to the world’s largest technology event faster and easier
than ever before.”
This special service will be flown on
American’s Boeing 787-8 and will be marketed by Japan Airlines.
The two-class Boeing 787-8 aircraft
features Flagship Business which includes 28 fully lie-flat seats
with direct-aisle access, Cole Haan amenity kits, Casper bedding
and chef-designed meals. American’s 787-8 also includes 55 Main
Cabin Extra seats and 143 Main Cabin seats. It is equipped with
satellite Wi-Fi to allow customers to stay connected, and all
seats offer HD touchscreen monitors with the latest movies and TV
shows, and even live TV, to enjoy while inflight.
For the 10-day period, American’s service between NRT and Chicago
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) will operate through LAS. JAL
will continue to offer nonstop service between NRT and ORD during
the same period.
“For many of our visitors
each year, Las Vegas means business, and there is no better
example than CES,” said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, director of
McCarran International Airport. “With those customers in mind, the
airport works closely with airlines and the Las Vegas Convention
and Visitors Authority to expand and improve travelers’ options
during peak demand times. This service from American will make it
even easier for technology enthusiasts from Japan to experience
CES. This 10-day air service is expected to have an estimated
economic impact of $2.8 million in addition to the more than $270
million annually that CES and its 184,000 attendees bring to the
Flight AA187 will depart LAS at 11:25 arriving
at NRT at 16:25 the following day. Flight AA186 is scheduled to
depart from NRT at 18:25 and land at LAS at 11:40.
Tickets will be available for
purchase from today Monday, 6 August 2018.