Japan Airlines announced today it will begin service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with four flights per week to Tokyo Narita (NRT) Airport, utilizing Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft on the route. The service will start November 30 operating out of D/FW Airport’s International Terminal D, and the carrier is considering going to daily service in spring 2016, according to a news release from D/FW Airport.
The new route is part of a joint venture agreement between JAL and American Airlines Group, both members of the Oneworld alliance.
JAL previously had flights between Tokyo and D/FW Airport, but discontinued service following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“We are honored to welcome back Japan Airlines to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and are excited about the outstanding connectivity and customer service they will provide to passengers flying to Japan and throughout Asia,” said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer of D/FW Airport. “With the addition of this new flight to Tokyo, coupled with partner American Airlines’ two daily flights, D/FW Airport will further support our mission to connect the world to Dallas Fort Worth.”
JAL will be the tenth international carrier to start service at D/FW Airport in the 10 years since the airport opened International Terminal D. In the past decade, the airport attracted 20 new international destinations and has grown its annual international customer figures by over 2 million passengers, an increase of over 38 percent, according to airport officials.