JAL Group (JAL) announced today that it will increase flight frequency on its Tokyo (Narita) = New York (JFK) route from 7 weekly roundtrip flights to 14 weekly roundtrip flights, starting March 30, 2014.
The second daily flight from Tokyo (Narita) to New York (JFK) will depart Narita in the evening, and the return flight from New York will depart in the morning to provide customers with more travel options and convenience.
Additionally, the new service will offer improved accessibility to and from South America, where demand for air travel is robustly growing. JAL's newest service will also significantly shorten transit times via New York for customers traveling to/from South America.
Accessibility to and from cities throughout Asia via Tokyo (Narita) will also greatly improve with the number of same-day connections increasing from six cities*1 to 12 cities*2. Transit times at Tokyo (Narita) will also be further improved for passengers connecting from Asia to North America.
JAL is looking forward to implementing this newest service into its North America network.
*1 Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Seoul and Busan
*2 In addition to above cities, Manila, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Kaohsiung
Flight schedule of additional flight*3
Period: March 30 ~ October 26, 2014*4
*4. Dep. time of JL004 will be ten minutes early and Dep. time of JL003 will be ten minutes late during May 1 to September 30, 2014.
*5. Above route is one of the joint business routes with AA, and JAL also plans to start codeshare flights with AA on this route.
<Reference>: Current operating flight schedule*6
Period: March 30 ~ October 26, 2014
*6. Arr. time of JL006 will be ten minutes late and Dep. time of JL005 will be ten minutes late during May 1 to September 30, 2014.
Example 1: Access to South America (Departure from Narita)
Example 2: Access to Japan via JFK (Departure from South America)
* Above flight schedule is subject to change.