JAL Now Operates Manila-Haneda Flights
Japan Airlines (JAL) has finally launched their newest route, offering daily flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila) to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and vice versa starting February 1, 2019.
The launch of the Manila-Haneda route at the NAIA Terminal 1 was attended by distinguished guests from JAL, as well as from the Embassy of Japan to Manila.
JAL personnel and NAIA staff attended the route launch, with JAL Managing Executive Officer Tetsuya Onuki (4th from the left), Minister of the Economic Affairs of the Embassy of Japan Makoto Iyori (5th from the left), and JAL Manila Office Branch Manager Chikara Mochihara (6th from the left).
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At the launch, JAL Managing Executive Officer Tetsuya Onuki stated that the airline company will continue to provide better service to its customers, despite already earning a five-star rating in 2018, as awarded by airline review and ranking site Skytrax.
JAL Managing Executive Officer Tetsuya Onuki
Minister of the Economic Affairs of the Embassy of Japan Makoto Iyori, also graced the event and has briefly mentioned the tourism growth JAL has contributed to both countries, since its operations in the Philippines.
“The number of Japanese tourists going to the Philippines has reached approximately 600,000 last year. This service (Manila-Haneda route) will make it easier to use the domestic flights of Haneda Airport,” said Iyori.
“I hope that this new route will be used by both Japan and the Philippines to build friendly relations,” he added.
In addition to JAL’s two Manila – Narita flights, they added the Manila – Haneda flight which began on February 1, 2019, making a total of three flights per day.
The Manila-Haneda flight will depart from Manila at 11:50 p.m. and will arrive Haneda at 4:55 a.m., with flight number JL78.
Meanwhile, Haneda-Manila flight will depart at 12:05 a.m. and will arrive Manila at 3:55 a.m., with flight number JL77.
Both routes will use the Boeing 737-800. Counters 8 to 13 will be serving the said midnight flight until March 31, 2019.
Meanwhile, Filipino tourists visiting Japan increased to up to 500,000 in 2018, following the relaxation of Japanese visa policies in 2013.
JAL’s new service will hopefully accommodate more travelers in and out of the country, as these red-eye flights allow both Filipino and Japanese business and leisure travelers to maximize their travel time in both countries.
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Note that the schedules and aircraft used are subject to change without prior notice.
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