We are excited to announce that Japan Airlines has confirmed that they will begin their non-stop, daily service from Tokyo to San Diego on June 1, 2013. The resumption of the flight is great news for San Diego’s promotional efforts to the Japanese market.
The daily service has been delayed for the last several months due to mechanical issues with Boeing’s 787 (Dreamliner) planes. The FAA has been reviewing the safety of the plane and recently determined that Boeing had met the standard for safe operations and cleared the planes for flight again.
Japan Airlines will be rigorously testing their specific Dreamliner planes over the next month before opening up the trans-continental flights on June 1st.
For additional details, you can read JAL’s news release: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201304/002495.html