American Airlines has planned to introduce non-stop services between Las Vegas and Tokyo Narita on a temporary basis. The flights would begin from early January next year and will be available for only 10 days. Starting from January 4 to 14, 2019, the newly introduced service will eventually harmonize with 2019 CES conference which would be organized in Las Vegas and is scheduled to take place from January 8-11. The CES 2019 conference was previously known as the International Consumer Electronics Show.
As stated by the airline, the temporary non-stop service is offered in order to cater to the extra demand on carriers flying between the two nations during the time of the conference. The service is provided in cooperation with Japan Airlines, the joint business partner of American Airlines; however, the services will be operated by American Airlines. The Tokyo Narita-Chicago non-stop service will be operated through Las Vegas. In the meantime, Japan Airlines will take over the task of providing services between Tokyo and Chicago. Shane Hodges, the vice president of sales for Asia-Pacific of American Airlines stated, ‘Every year for CES, a number of passengers travel to Las Vegas from Japan and other parts of Asia. We take immense pride to become a part of making the world’s largest technology easier and faster than earlier days. The initiative taken by Japan and American Airlines to make the onboard and network experience pleasurable is truly world-class.’
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft will be flown to operate the new temporary service between Las Vegas and Tokyo Narita. The Boeing would comprise two classes of travel- business and economy class. The economy class is outfitted with 143 seats. Moreover, 55 main cabin extra seats are also available for passengers looking for some extra legroom. The business class is equipped with 28 fully flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration which provides direct aisle access. Passengers can also enjoy chef-prepared meals and would receive bedding by Casper & Cole Haan amenity kits. Wi-Fi can be accessed by all classes. The flight tickets are expected to go on sale probably on August 6, Monday.