The Japan Airlines recently announced that it will be introducing a new route between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport from April 22, 2012. The airline also revealed that Boston will become the first destination where Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will be deployed into service.
According to the airline, nonstop service will be started and will be initially available four times a week. However, the four-times-a-week service will be increased to once daily from June 1, 2012. With the start of the new route, Japan Airlines will become the only carrier to directly link Asia and Boston, which is one of the largest US metropolitan cities.
The Japan Airlines also said in a statement that the American Airlines will also codeshare on this flight. Last month the two airlines entered into a joint business agreement and started jointly offering customers greater benefits and travel options over the Pacific.
Masaru Onishi, President of Japan Airlines, said, “I am pleased to announce the addition of Boston to our international network – our first new gateway in North America in 13 years.” On the other hand, Tom Horton, President of American Airlines, also expressed his happiness over the development. Horton said, “The Boston-Narita service is one of the many new customer benefits of our joint business agreement and will strengthen our relationship with Japan Airlines even more.”
Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US and the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, will become the fifth continental US gateway served by Japan Airlines. Currently, the airline operates daily flight services between Tokyo and New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Narita - Boston
Flight No.: JL008 AA5922 – Departure: 11.30 – Arrival: 11.20 – Daily
Boston - Narita
Flight No.: JL007 AA5921 – Departure: 13.20 – Arrival: 16.00 + 1 – Daily
(Operating 4 times a week on Mo, We, Fr, Su until May 31, 2012) The above flight and fleet schedule is subject to government approval and change.