Japan Airlines and Finnair will aim to accommodate the needs of customers by establishing flights with two different schedules between Tokyo (Haneda) and Helsinki.
From December 15, 2019 to March 27, 2020, Finnair will add to its existing Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai), Nagoya, and Fukuoka routes with new twice-weekly service between Sapporo (New Chitose) and Helsinki.
With a flight time of about 8 hours, Sapporo (New Chitose) will be the closest to Europe of Finnair's 5 Japanese destinations.
The new route will improve accessibility for travelers from Hokkaido as well as the Tohoku region to reach Helsinki and many European destinations beyond.
For its summer 2019 schedule (March 31 - October 26), Finnair is expanding service on its Osaka (Kansai) - Helsinki route from 7 to 10 flights per week.
Finnair will add 3 new late-night departures to its existing morning departures from Kansai, making service more convenient for travelers with diverse needs.
The early morning arrival time in Helsinki will allow for smoother connections to Finnair's many intra-Europe flights.
British Airways customers are set to soak up Osaka next summer as the airline is launching direct flights to Japan's second largest city.
The four-per-week service takes off from March 31, 2019 with flights departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka's Kansai International Airport.
The route will be operated by one of British Airways‘ newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
In addition to the current Tokyo - London flight that leaves Haneda in the morning, we are adding a latenight codeshare flight with joint venture partner British Airways to reinforce our network not only to the UK but throughout the European region.
The flight leaves Haneda late at night and arrives in London early in the morning (6:25), allowing passengers to enjoy a full day - both before leaving Tokyo, and upon arriving at their destination.
The flight is also convenient for passengers with connecting flights beyond London.
Iberia has decided to add two flights a week to its Madrid and Tokyo (Narita) route.
This broadens access not only between Japan and Spain, but also destinations connecting beyond Spain such as other parts of Europe, South America, and Africa.
We will continue to work closely with our joint venture partners to expand our network of routes, and improve the quality of services such as our inflight service products, in order to offer customers more choices and a greater level of satisfaction with our services.
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Our European network is serviced by JAL, British Airways, Finnair, and Iberia.
Passengers departing from Japan can use British Airways‘ hub in London or Iberia hub in Madrid as a gateway to western and southern Europe, and Finnair's hub in Helsinki as a gateway to northern and eastern Europe.
Europe now even closer and easier to get to.
Because it's possible to combine a JAL flight with a British Airways or Finnair codeshare flight, you can fly JAL for the way over and British Airways for the way back, or Finnair for the way over and JAL for the way back.
You can also accrue JAL miles for taking British Airways and Finnair flights.
Additionally, when taking British Airways flights, JMB Diamond members, JGC Premium members, and other frequent-flying customers with oneworld elite membership status will-in addition to standard mile accrual-receive bonus miles based on their service status.
JMB Diamond, JGC Premier, JMB Sapphire, and JAL Global Club members have access to the British Airways Gallery First Lounge *1and Galleries Club Lounge at London Heathrow Airport as well as the Finnair Premium Lounge and Finnair Lounge at Helsinki Vantaa Airport.
Please note that accessible lounges and the requirements for accessing them differ with membership status.
Galleries First Lounge
Finnair Premium Lounge
Economy Comfort seats are available free of charge*1 on Finnair flights for JMB Diamond, JGC Premier members.
Located at the front of the Economy Class section, Economy Comfort seats are a step up in comfort, providing between 8 and 13 cm*2 of additional legroom over standard Economy Class.
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