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Japan Airlines Launches San Francisco - Haneda Nonstop Service

El Segundo, CA – October 29, 2010: Japan Airlines will begin operating daily nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Tokyo International Airport Haneda (HND) starting October 30, 2010. The airline is the first and only carrier to directly link the two airports, and with the close proximity of Haneda to metropolitan Tokyo, the new service will provide significant advantages to travelers, including time savings and ease of airport-to-city transfers.

Japan Airlines will operate the route with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and offer a three-class cabin, which will include award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seats in Executive Class and JAL Sky Shell Seats in Premium Economy.

Arrivals at New International Terminal at Haneda

The outbound flight will arrive at the Tokyo International Air Terminal (TIAT) at Haneda. From the new Terminal Station, travelers can easily transfer to destinations throughout central Tokyo via the Tokyo Monorail, Keikyu Line and Airport Limousine Bus. For the convenience of its customers, JAL will also provide dedicated bus shuttles between the airport’s international and domestic terminals.

Passenger facilities located in the new international terminal include JAL First Class and Sakura lounges, which offer the latest amenities, including spacious showers, dining, relaxation areas and business centers. In the check-in area, the concept of universal design has been applied taking into consideration the needs of all customers. For early morning flight arrivals into Haneda, JAL is offering its first-ever Arrival Lounge, which is particularly beneficial for business travelers. Private shower facilities and snacks are available for customers to take advantage of before starting their business day.

Good Night’s Sleep and Refresh Service

On late-night international departures from Haneda including the new San Francisco flights, JAL will offer its popular “Good Night’s Sleep and Refresh Service,” which seeks to provide an environment conducive to sleep; passengers then can arrive energized at their destination. In Executive Class, full amenity kits are offered prior to take-off and cabin lights dimmed. Meals are light meals to aid sleep; after waking, hearty breakfasts will be served, made with ingredients from various regions in Japan.

Premium Economy customers will also receive amenity kits and in Economy Class, eye masks and ear plugs are offered upon request. Customers may also choose to have a hot cup of JAL Original consommé and a light meal prior to sleep.

JAL Mileage Bank Upgrade Award Offer

To celebrate the new route, JAL Mileage Bank is offering its American Region-based members a one-way upgrade award to JAL Executive Class for 15,000 miles, which is 10,000 less miles than the award’s regular mileage requirement. The offer is valid for travel between October 30, 2010, and December 31, 2010 (flight date). For details, visit //

Japan Airlines’ San Francisco – Haneda Service is currently available for purchase including through the airline’s website:

San Francisco = Haneda Flight Schedule (Effective 10/30/10)
Flight # Sector Departure Arrival
JL001 San Francisco – Haneda 18:50 (17:50) 22:35 +1
JL002 Haneda – San Francisco 00:05 17:05 (16:05) -1

* +1 = next day; -1 = day before.
* From 11/7/10 - 11/30/10, schedule in parentheses ( ).
* From 12/1/10 - 2/28/11, add 15 minutes to schedule in parentheses ( ).
Schedules and equipment subject to change.

Japan Airlines Expands International Service at Haneda

Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) recently opened its fourth runway and a new international terminal, and on October 21, 2010, Japan Airlines moved its existing international flights, including those to Hong Kong, Shanghai (Hongqiao), Beijing and Seoul (Gimpo), to the airport’s new facilities. From October 31, JAL will inaugurate service to and from six additional international destinations: Paris, Bangkok, Singapore, Taipei (Songshan), San Francisco and Honolulu.

About Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines – awarded the most punctual major global airline in 2009, is a member of the oneworld® Alliance and has a global network reaching more than 200 airports in over 30 countries and regions with its codeshare partners. Domestically, the airline covers some 50 airports throughout Japan. JAL operates an average of 22,000 international and domestic flights a month, and its fleet of more than 260 aircraft includes Boeing 777s, 767s, 737-800s, Airbus A300-600Rs and Brazilian-made regional jets, Embraer E170. Japan Airlines' North American gateways include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Vancouver.
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