Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched the first ever nonstop service between Boston Logan International Airport and Tokyo’s Narita Airport using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Japan Airlines Flight 008 made history yesterday when it touched down at Boston’s Logan International Airport from its nonstop flight from Narita International Airport.
"By deploying the 787 Dreamliner on long-haul routes to markets that can garner substantial travel demand such as Boston, JAL is making best use of the aircraft’s long-range capability, appropriate capacity, and its economic performance," Mr Ueki said.
David Mackey, Interim CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport said the new historic nonstop service will drive business, offer new leisure destinations and bring countries together.
"Last year, more than 400,000 people flew from Boston Logan to Asia and either ended their trip in Tokyo or continued on to China, Southeast Asia or India,” Mr Mackey said.
Boeing Japan president Mike Denton said it was a privilege to see the 787 Dreamliner begin its first commercial route to the U.S.
"The 787 brings new levels of flexibility to airlines in their network development, and this is exactly the kind of long-haul point-to-point route the 787 was designed to fly,” Mr Denton said.“Congratulations to Japan Airlines and all their passengers participating in this exciting, pioneering flight."
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P