Japan Airlines (JAL) today celebrated the return of daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX) –strenghening the airline’s network across the Pacific and increasing its frequency to and from Los Angeles. The service is also the latest transpacific joint business route offered together with fellow oneworld® alliance member American Airlines.
“Japan Airlines is pleased to further expand its trans-Pacific network,” said Yasuhiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President – the Americas for Japan Airlines. “The increase in service also strengthens JAL’s presence in Los Angeles and offers our customers more choice and convenience when traveling to Japan and destinations throughout Asia.”
“Japan Airlines resumption of nonstop service from LAX to Osaka will strengthen business, tourism, and cultural ties with one of the most desirable cities in Asia,” said Gina Marie Lindsey, Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports. “The new route will offer LA travelers more choices in reaching the economically important Kansai region, as well as destinations beyond.”
The nonstop service becomes the only and most direct link from Los Angeles to Japan’s Kansai region, which is the country’s second largest economy and population. The flight is also convenient for travelers bound for the many cultural and historic destinations throughout the area including Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.
Japan Airlines will operate the Los Angeles to Osaka nonstop with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which provides a heighted inflight cabin experience. The aircraft is fitted with a total of 186 seats including 42 JAL SHELL FLAT NEO seats in Business Class. In JAL Economy, the 144 seats are configured in a spacious 2-4-2 layout rather than the standard 3-3-3 configuration for a more comfortable inflight experience.