Japan Airlines (JAL) announced on Saturday that it has increased the frequency of flights between Bangalore and Tokyo from two to three times a week. JAL currently operates the only nonstop air service connecting the two cities. The additional flight is another convenient option for people traveling to and from Japan and for connecting passengers to and from the United States and Canada, according to a statement.
The airline’s latest flight schedule offers three weekly return flights, he said, adding that JAL is working on the initial plan to operate one flight per day. To celebrate the progress of the direct flight from Bengaluru to Tokyo (Narita), JAL and Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) held a lamp-lighting ceremony at the check-in counter for flight JL754, and a gate ceremony before the leaving Friday.
Karnataka Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani and Department of Industries and Commerce Commissioner Gunjan Krishna attended the ceremony and traveled to Japan on the flight.
“We are very happy to make this progress by better serving the Bengaluru community with more convenient flights to Japan, and therefore also offering greater options to connect to North America,” Shinya Naruse, Vice- President and Regional Manager (India) of Japan Airlines, said.
JAL operates the route with a Boeing 787-8 equipped with 30 business class seats and 156 award-winning economy class seats, the airlines said.