HEATHROW TERMINAL 3, LONDON – Japan Airlines (JAL) celebrated the opening of its second daily nonstop service between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) by holding a gate ceremony at LHR airport on October 29, 2017.
“Japan Airlines is pleased to offer more flight options to Japan with the increase of its service between London and Haneda,” said Mr Yoshitaka Ihokibe, Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East & Africa. “Together with our joint business partner British Airways, we are now offering four direct flights between London and Tokyo. We hope that this additional flight will
strengthen and boost the economic and cultural relations between the UK and Japan.”
Simon Eastburn, Director of Airline Business Development at Heathrow said, “We’re delighted to be working with Japan Airlines to offer more choice for passengers flying to Japan, with an additional flight now departing from Heathrow. Creating more links between the UK and Asia supports a growing demand and ensures the wonders of Japan are even more accessible to travellers.”
JAL operates its second direct service (JL042/JL041) with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, fitted with the airline’s latest cabin interiors and arranged in a three-class cabin configuration featuring fully flat JAL SKY SUITE seats in Business Class, highly functional seats in Premium Economy Class and the Skytrax 2017 award winner JAL SKY WIDER II seats in Economy Class.
The addition of the new service enables JAL to offer customers a total of four daily direct flights between London and Tokyo: two daily services operated by JAL (codeshare with British Airways (BA)), both serving Haneda; and two daily services operated by oneworld and jointbusiness partner BA (codeshare with JAL), with one serving Haneda and the other Narita.