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Japan Airlines to Move Moscow Flights to Sheremetyevo Airport in 2020

Japan Airlines to Move Moscow Flights to Sheremetyevo Airport in 2020

Japan Airlines announced plans to relocate its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo International Airport next year.
The move comes as a result of an expansion of its partnership with Aeroflot Russian Airlines, whose hub is at Sheremetyevo.  The shift will allow easier connections by passengers arriving on JAL flights with Aeroflot’s extensive network in Russia.
Once the airline relocates next year, it will launch a codeshare partnership with Aeroflot.
Founded in 1923, Aeroflot is …

Okura Tokyo Hotel Reopens Following $1 Billion Makeover

Okura Tokyo Hotel Reopens Following $1 Billion Makeover

The Okura Tokyo reopened its doors to guests after being rebuilt from the ground up in a $1 billion renovation project.
Then known as the Hotel Okura Tokyo, the property, which closed its doors in August 2015, is a 1960s hotel that has hosted every U.S. president since Richard Nixon and that has been the site of several international summits.
The hotel, which had two wings, was completely rebuilt over the four-year …

Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta Air Lines announced plans to open a Sky Club lounge at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
The 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) lounge will treat travelers to a variety of Japanese and international food offerings including what the airline terms “healthy options.”
The lounge will also feature a bar with a variety of cocktails and wine selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Other amenities will include shower suites, Wi-Fi, and power outlets at most every seat.
Delta …

Kahala Hotel to Expand into Japan with Yokohama Property

Kahala Hotel to Expand into Japan with Yokohama Property

Resorttrust Group, owner of the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Hawaii, announced plans to expand the Kahala brand into Japan and will open the Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama next year.
The new property will combine “Hawaii’s intellectually stimulating and sensual Aloha spirit with Yokohama’s reverence for and history of adopting world cultures,” the company said.
The 146-key hotel will offer guest rooms with what the hotel refers to as a “crystal …

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced plans for four new non-stop routes to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport late Friday.
Starting March 28, 2020, the airline will begin to offer service from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. to Haneda.  Through its partners, United will offer connecting service from Haneda to 65 destinations in Asia.
The move follows last week’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation to award five slot pairs to Delta Air …

Halekulani Hotel in Okinawa Opens

Halekulani Hotel in Okinawa Opens

The Halekulani Okinawa announced on Friday that it opened its doors to guests.
Located on the main island of Okinawa, the 360-key hotel is a sister property to the 112-year-old Halekulani Waikiki, which is home to the restaurant House Without a Key, made famous by the Earl Derr Biggers novel of the same name as part of the Charlie Chan series.
Okinawa is in one of the world’s so-called blue zones, an …

Swiss to Offer Non-Stop Service to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

Swiss to Offer Non-Stop Service to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

Swiss International Air Lines announced new non-stop service to Washington, D.C. and Osaka from its hub in Zürich.
Daily non-stop service to the U.S. capital will start on March 29, 2020 and the flight will be operated as part of the airline’s joint venture with United Airlines, which also operates daily non-stop service from D.C. to Zürich.
Service between Zürich and Osaka will launch on March 1, 2020 and will operate five …