Japan Airlines announces major international network expansion from Haneda in 2020

    Japan Airlines (JAL) announced (19-Nov-2019) plans to expand its international network at Tokyo’s metropolitan airports in 2020, subject to regulatory approval. Highlights include:

    • Tokyo Haneda Airport:
      • In response to the allocation of new daytime slots at Haneda in 2020, JAL plans to expand its global network between Japan and the US, Finland, Russia, Australia, India and China;
      • JAL will operate 34 international routes in total at Haneda from 29-Mar-2020;
      • New routes: Moscow Sheremetyevo, Dalian, Delhi, Sydney, Helsinki, Honolulu, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth and Los Angeles;
        • A number of these services currently operate from Narita and will be permanently transferred to Haneda in 2020;
      • Increased frequency to New York JFK;
    • Tokyo Narita Airport:
      • New routes: Bengaluru, Vladivostok and San Francisco;
      • JAL’s new subsidiary, ZIPAIR Tokyo, will operate its inaugural service between Narita and Bangkok in May-2020 and Seoul Incheon in Jul-2020.