Japan Airlines a Welcome Service to Logan Airport

June 22, 2011

It was an exciting and historic moment for Massport, the State and all of New England when Japan Airlines (JAL) officially announced it will launch non-stop international service between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport starting April 22, 2012.

Boston will be the first destination to use the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which offers business and economy class cabin service.

Japan Airlines will become the only carrier to offer non-stop service between Asia and Boston. Initially, JAL will begin service with four flights a week; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, then expand to once daily on June 1, 2012. American Airlines will code share on this service and operate out of Terminal E, Boston Logan Airport. In addition to its relationship with American, JAL has also begun discussions with JetBlue to strengthen its US network structure, utilizing Jet Blue’s Boston operation to provide customers with more connections to and from major destinations on the East Coast.

Currently, Japan Airlines offers convenient connections to 22 top destinations in Asia from its Tokyo Narita hub.

Asia has been a top priority for Massport and Governor Patrick’s administration.

The new Asian service will increase tourism, commerce and economic development between Japan and New England as well as connect our growing health care, biotechnology, telecommunications, advanced technology and our prestigious colleges and research universities.

Securing this important destination was due to the hard work of many agencies and may eventually pave the way for more Asian markets.

  • Bdaffinee

    What time will this plane be taking off on April 22? I would love to see it take off!