Japan Airlines (JAL) is introducing its inaugural service between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki from February 25th 2013. Flight JL413 will depart from the Japanese capital at 1145 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, to arrive in Helsinki at 1505. The return flight will leave at 1725 to land back in Japan at 1015 the next day.
The service will expand to daily flights from April subject to the anticipated delivery of a 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Situated significantly closer to Japan than most European cities, Finland’s capital is an exceptional gateway for travellers connecting between Japan and Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.
Helsinki Airport offers one of the quickest Minimum Connection Times – just 35 minutes, in a compact terminal that is well served throughout with, for example, clear directions and signage in a number of languages including Japanese, offering travellers a stress free and relaxed transit. In comparison to its existing services to and from the region, JAL’s new Helsinki flights will provide customers the shortest and fastest connection between Japan and many other European cities.
In addition to JAL’s current non-stop links between Tokyo and London, Paris and Frankfurt, travellers will shortly have better travel options to more cities throughout Europe with the latest addition to JAL’s European network and the comprehensive reach of fellow oneworld alliance member, Finnair, which offers 41 destinations in Europe from its Helsinki hub. JAL will seek to further broaden its network through further cooperation with Finnair in the not to distant future.
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