Japan Airlines increases flight frequency between the Bengaluru-Tokyo route

Japan Airlines (JAL) said it has increased the flight frequency between Bengaluru and Tokyo from twice to thrice a week. It is the only non-stop air service carrier service connecting the two cities.

JAL operates the route with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft equipped with 30 business class and 156 economy class award-winning seats. With flight schedules leaving Bengaluru after midnight, customers can easily reach Japan the next morning for the full day’s activity.

In addition, it provides ample time for passengers to connect to the 11 destinations where JAL flies directly from Tokyo Narita Airport in North America.

Japan Airlines’ increment of the Tokyo-Bengaluru route strongly indicates its commitment to expanding its presence in India. 

To celebrate the progress in the direct flight from Bengaluru to Tokyo (Narita), JAL and Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) organised a lamp-lighting ceremony at the check-in counter for flight JL754 and a gate ceremony before departure on Friday.

“We are very excited to make this progress in serving the community better 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.”

Shinya Naruse, Vice-President & Regional Manager (India), Japan Airlines

JAL, which is a SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline, has also been awarded the highest levels of certifications such as the 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating and the Diamond Certification for Health Safety by APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) in recognition of its COVID-19 safety measures. JAL is also one of the only seven airlines to receive APEX’s inaugural World Class 2022 certification.

The Japanese flag carrier operates the only non-stop flight between the two cities.

India’s aviation market is one of the fastest growing markets in the world, because of this international airlines try to find new Indian cities to fly to. While Japan airlines are expanding on its Bengaluru-Tokyo route, it still serves only two destinations in India.

With a commitment to expand its presence in India, it could be looking to land in new cities in the future. Although, it faces tough competition from none other than All Nippon Airways (ANA), which also serves the same two Indian destinations as JAL, but has a higher frequency on these routes, making it challenging for JAL to expand in this route network.