Japan Airlines Adds Boston-Tokyo Non-Stop, First Regularly Scheduled 787 Service to U.S.
Japan Airlines will become the first airline to offer regularly scheduled service from Japan to the United States on Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner when it launches a Tokyo-Boston non-stop on Sunday April 22.
The start of service will also be the first regularly scheduled Dreamliner route anywhere in the Western Hemisphere and also the first long-haul service to use a Dreamliner between city pairs that previously did not have non-stop service. It is also the first non-stop between Boston and Tokyo.
By introducing the direct service, the roundtrip travel time between Boston and Tokyo will be decreased by as much as six hours.
The first flight, JAL 008, will land in Boston on Sunday at 11:20 a.m. local time. Upon arrival, the aircraft will receive the traditional water spray from Massport Fire Rescue trucks. The return flight, JAL 007, is scheduled to depart at 1:10 p.m.