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Japan Airlines launches 787 service to Boston, marks first non-stop service between Boston and Asia

23-Apr-2012 7:57 AM

Japan Airlines (JAL) launched (23-Apr-2012) Tokyo Narita-Boston Logan service on 22-Apr-2012, marking the first ever non-stop service on the sector and the first commercial Boeing 787 service to the US. "By deploying the 787 Dreamliner on long-haul routes to markets that can garner substantial travel demand such as Boston, JAL is making best use of the aircraft's long-range capability, appropriate capacity, and its economic performance," said JAL president Yoshiharu Ueki, adding: "We are very happy to have such strong support from the Boston community, Massport, Boeing, and joint business partner American Airlines, to establish this direct link between Boston and Tokyo never-before available." Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) interim CEO David Mackey noted, "Last year, more than 400,000 people flew from Boston Logan to Asia and either ended their trip in Tokyo or continued on to China, Southeast Asia or India". The new trans-Pacific service is currently the 10th joint business route offered with fellow oneworld alliance member American Airlines. Boston is the seventh gateway in JAL's North American network. [more - original PR - Japan Airlines] [more - original PR - Boston Logan]