Japan Airlines increases flight frequency between Bengaluru, Tokyo

Bengaluru, Aug 6: Japan Airlines (JAL) has increased the flight frequency between Bengaluru and Tokyo from twice to thrice a week starting Saturday.

The additional flight is another convenient option for passengers travelling to and from Japan and also for passengers connecting to and from the US and Canada, a statement from the company said.

”JAL was scheduled to inaugurate the first and only direct flight connection between Bengaluru and Tokyo (Narita) in March that year. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline started operations with special flights only when it was necessary.

“Under the Indian Government’s Air Bubble arrangement, JAL operated regular flights once a week from March 2021. Following the gradual recovery around the world from the pandemic, JAL is pleased to increase its flight frequency.

“The airline’s latest flight schedule operates three weekly roundtrip flights. JAL is working towards the original plan of operating one daily flight,” the statement said. Shinya Naruse, Vice President and Regional Manager of India for Japan Airlines, said, We are very excited to make this progress in better serving the community in Bengaluru with more convenient flights to Japan, and hence also providing greater options to connect to North America.

“We will continue striving to ensure utmost safety and comfort for our guests travelling between India and Japan, and in doing so, contribute to the robust flow of social and economic values between the two countries.

Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport Ltd, said, At BIAL, one of our key strategic priorities is to enhance non-stop connectivity to key international destinations, as passenger volumes continue to grow.

“Japan holds strong market potential for direct flights from India for both business and leisure travellers. We are the only airport in South India having direct connectivity to Japan.

We are therefore excited about the addition of the third weekly frequency to Tokyo Narita Airport by Japan Airlines, which will further enable the way people travel between India and Japan and points beyond Japan.

JAL operates the route with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft equipped with 30 Business Class and 156 Economy Class award-winning seats. (UNI)