Japan Airlines has once again resumed its flights to Tokyo Narita from Dallas/Fort Worth effective November 30, 2015. The re-launch of service between the two cities has taken place after more than 14 years.
Japan’s national carrier will initially be operating four-time weekly flights between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The airline however said that it is likely to expand the frequency to a daily service in spring.
The airline will operate flights on Tokyo Narita-Dallas/Fort Worth route with the help of a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The Dreamliner will be configured in three classes – first class, premium economy and economy class – and would be offering a total of 161 seats.
Japan’s largest airline first started serving the two destinations in March 1999. It however ended the service on the route on October 7, 2001. Japan Airlines is presently into partnership with American Airlines, which is currently the dominant carrier at Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Both airlines are also members of the leading global airline alliance Oneworld.
Media reports said that American Airlines will continue to operate twice daily flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Tokyo Narita utilizing a Boeing 777-200 aircraft configured with up to 260 seats. Both carriers will put their respective code on each other’s flights and thus share revenue from the process.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is currently the fourth-busiest airport in the United States. It handles flights to more than 200 destinations, including 57 cities globally. More than 63 million passengers use DFW airport every year to connect to U.S. cities and other destinations worldwide.