Japan Airlines began operating scheduled flights on April 23 on the Tokyo – Moscow – Tokyo route from Sheremetyevo International Airport to Haneda Airport, reviving a historic route opened in 1967.
An official event was held in Sheremetyevo to commemorate this important event with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Russia Mr. Toyohisa Kozuki, Vice President and Regional Director of Japan Airlines for Russia and CIS Mr. Takeshi Kodama, First Deputy General Manager for Production of JSC SIA AO Nikulin, and Deputy General Manager for the commercial activities of JSC SIA FM Sytin.
“We are proud that the first Japanese national carrier, which received five stars from Skytrax, has chosen Sheremetyevo to further develop air traffic between Japan and Russia,” said Mr. Nikulin at the ceremony.
“Sheremetyevo is a recognized leader in Europe in terms of service quality and the most powerful international hub in Russia in terms of terminal infrastructure and airfield complex capacity. I am confident that JAL passengers will be able to take advantage of Sheremetyevo Airport’s route network for onward flights through Russia and Europe. “
Ambassador Kozuki congratulated “on JAL’s first flight from Sheremetyevo Airport to Haneda Airport. In recent years,” he said, “following a large-scale reconstruction, the Sheremetyevo airport has become the main air gateway to the Russian capital. This transition to Sheremetyevo will facilitate the transfer of passengers from JAL to Aeroflot domestic flights. I hope the airport change will bring a large number of Japanese citizens to visit not only Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also Russian regions rich in history and culture. “
Mr. Kodama said: “Today we are happy to open a new page in the history of air traffic between Moscow and Tokyo by relaunching the route between Sheremetyevo and Haneda airports. We are deeply grateful to our passengers, to the authorities Aviation and Sheremetyevo Airport for their unlimited support during the difficult time of the coronavirus restrictions.We are determined to continue to provide our customers with a level of service that exceeds their expectations, with the help of a 5-star Skytrax rating and a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and to help strengthen ties between Russia and Japan. “
The opening of direct flights from Tokyo will allow passengers to make convenient and comfortable connections not only in Russia and Europe, but also to a number of destinations in Japan, Asia and Oceania, as well as to United States and Canada, thanks to the extensive network of lines of Japan Airlines. Additionally, due to the convenient location of both airports, travelers have quick and comfortable access to downtown capitals, which is especially important for business passengers on this popular business route.
The flagship carrier offers its passengers the option of including up to two flights to Japan in their itinerary without increasing airfares when purchasing a Moscow-Tokyo ticket. More active travelers can also purchase additional domestic flights from the JAL website at special rates offered exclusively to tourists, allowing passengers to visit the most remote and interesting corners of the Land of the Sun. Levant.
All Japan Airlines economy class tickets include two checked bags (up to 23 kg each) and business class tickets include three bags (up to 32 kg each). A detailed “Guide to Japan” on the airline’s website in Russian will help passengers prepare for the trip and choose the most convenient route.
JAL will operate a modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the road. Onboard services will include wi-fi, integrated multimedia entertainment system, beverage service and two hot meals per day. Passengers with children can order baby food on board, and special infant seats and diapers can be requested in advance at no additional cost.
JAL passengers will appreciate the wide range and high quality of services at Terminal D at Sheremetyevo Airport, where the airline will be served. For business travelers, there is a comfortable business lounge in Moscow, which received the prestigious Business Traveler Russia and CIS awards in the field of business tourism, as well as a comfortable VIP lounge with a separate entrance . Many exclusive services are offered to VIP lounge clients: transfer and support to the plane, check-in and drop-off of separate luggage, assistance with pre-flight formalities and other services.