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Japan Airlines Nonstop Service to Dallas/Fort Worth Returns to Further Strenghten Pacific Joint Business with American Airlines

September 2, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Japan Airlines (JAL) today will expand its trans-Pacific network with return-to-service between Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) starting November 30, 2015. Fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner American Airlines will add its code to the route. JAL’s NRT-DFW service will operate with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 fitted with the airline’s latest cabin interiors and seats in a three-class configuration, called JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS8).

“We are pleased to announce the return of Dallas/Fort Worth to our international network, which becomes our eighth gateway in North America and our fourth U.S. service launch in just over three years,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. “By making full use of the efficiencies of the Dreamliner as well as capitalizing on our even stronger relationship with American Airlines, we are confident this resumed service will provide even more valuable links for commercial and cultural exchanges for our customers in both regions and beyond.”

“On behalf of American’s 100,000 employees, we welcome our joint business partner, Japan Airlines, to our great hub in Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “American is making great strides to expand our presence in Asia, and this partnership represents a key component of that effort. This new service complements American’s existing service and brings more choice for our customers traveling between Asia and America, providing more opportunities to connect Asia to South America. Japan Airlines is an honorable partner and a great friend to American.”

“We are honored to welcome back Japan Airlines to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and are excited about the outstanding connectivity and customer service they will provide to passengers flying to Japan and throughout Asia,” said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer of DFW Airport. “With the addition of this new flight to Tokyo, coupled with partner American Airlines’ two daily flights, DFW Airport will further support our mission to connect the world to Dallas Fort Worth.”

The return of JAL service brings more travel choices with 18 weekly roundtrips between DFW and NRT offered by the joint business. Through American’s extensive network from DFW, customers traveling from Tokyo can connect to more than 200 cities throughout North, Central and South America.

Customers transiting through DFW will also benefit from JAL’s newest route with International to International Baggage Transfer (subject to government approval). This is available to customers who check baggage through to their final destination to and from select countries outside of the United States.  The process forgoes the need for customers to reclaim their baggage at DFW and adds another layer of ease and comfort to their journey.

American and JAL commenced their Pacific Joint Business partnership in April 2011, and have since greatly expanded customer benefits by providing better flight schedules, expanded codesharing, more coordinated services and greater access to a wider variety of fares.

In commemoration of the NRT-DFW service launch, Japan Airlines will offer a special bonus mile campaign for JAL Mileage Bank loyalty program members. For details, refer to the JAL website.

Flight schedule of new NRT – DFW service, commencing November 30, 2015


Flight No.

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Days of Operation






Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun     *Daily service is being considered starting Spring 2016

787-8 (SS8)






-The above flights are operated by Japan Airlines and marketed by American Airlines.

-The above flights, fleet, schedule and configuration are subject to change.

-All timings shown are local.

-Dep. time of JL012 and Arr. time of JL011 will be 10 minutes earlier between January 1 and March 26, 2016 

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with JAL’s Latest Interiors To Operate NRT= DFW Route

The JAL SKY SUITE 787 is fitted with the airline’s latest interior and includes the award-winning fully flat “JAL SKY SUITE” in Business Class. Premium Economy is offered in a separate dedicated cabin and features the “JAL SKY PREMIUM” seat. In Economy Class, “JAL SKY WIDER II” seats are available in a 2-4-2 configuration.





  Class and Configuration:


Number of Seats

Business Class


Premium Economy


Economy Class





sky suite       JAL SKY Premium       jal sky wider II

<JAL SKY SUITE>                              <JAL SKY PREMIUM>                 <JAL SKY WIDER II> 


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