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Iberia Joins Joint Business Venture with JAL, BA, Finnair

Iberia Joins Joint Business Venture with JAL, BA, Finnair

Spanish airline Iberia announced that it is now part of the joint business venture between Japan Airlines, British Airways, and Finnair, with the launch of thrice-weekly flights between Tokyo Narita and Madrid.
All four airlines are members of the oneworld alliance.
Iberia’s addition to the joint business venture was first announced in May, pending approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, which it received in August.
The four carriers will …

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

Japan Airlines and Iberia announced the beginning of a new codeshare agreement.
Under the agreement, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Iberia’s flights between Madrid and Tokyo Narita, which are set to begin on October 18.
Flights are scheduled to depart Madrid at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Tokyo at 9:35 a.m. the next morning. From Tokyo, flights will depart at 11:20 …

Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced it will extend its offer of complementary 15-minute in-flight Internet access on domestic routes through March 31, 2017.
Passengers can access the service by connecting to in-flight Wi-Fi on their laptops and phones, and clicking on the “free 15-minute pass” button that should appear.
In-flight Internet is currently available on 69 domestic JAL aircraft. The carrier expects to have all 77 of its domestic planes equipped with the service …

Japan Considers Preclearance Facilities at Foreign Airports to Speed Arrivals

Japan Considers Preclearance Facilities at Foreign Airports to Speed Arrivals

With an eye towards reducing the wait time for processing travelers arriving on international flights, the Japanese government is considering the use of immigration and customs preclearance facilities in other countries.
The preclearance program would include much of what visitors undergo upon arrival in Japan including an interview with an Immigration Bureau officer and customs inspection as well as obtaining the visitors fingerprints and photo. Upon arrival in Japan, travelers who …

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Japan Airlines announced that Iberia, the flag carrier of Spain, will become a part of the joint business venture between the Japanese carrier, British Airways, and Finnair on October 18.
Iberia’s addition to the joint business venture was first announced in May, pending approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, which it has now received.
Iberia is set to begin operating a new route between Tokyo Narita and Madrid, …

Delta to End JFK-Narita Flights Later This Year

Delta to End JFK-Narita Flights Later This Year

Delta Air Lines announced plans to discontinue service from New York to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport this fall. It also plans to end service linking Tokyo-Narita with Osaka and Bangkok.
The move follows the awarding of slots for daytime service from Los Angeles and Minneapolis to Tokyo Haneda Airport, which is located in the city. Delta will end flights from Minneapolis to Narita once Minneapolis-Haneda route goes operational.
The determination to drop …

American Files Objection to DOT Minneapolis-Haneda Decision

American Files Objection to DOT Minneapolis-Haneda Decision

American Airlines filed an objection with the U.S. Department of Transportation Monday following the agency’s decision to award a new route slot from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Delta Air Lines, which plans to operate a flight from Minneapolis to Tokyo.
American had proposed new service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, a route the agency did not authorize. The airline, in a scene that recalls American’s 2014 protest of another Delta route …