JAL launches direct Helsinki service from 25 February 2013

Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced February 25, 2013 as the launch date for its inaugural service between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki.
 
Located considerably closer to Japan than many European cities, Finland’s capital makes an excellent gateway for travellers connecting between Japan and Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. On top of that, Helsinki Airport offers one of the shortest Minimum Connection Times (time required for transfers between flights) – just 35 minutes, in a compact terminal that is also furnished throughout with clear directions and signage in several languages including Japanese, providing travellers a stress-free and comfortable transit. In comparison to its existing services to and from the region, JAL’s new Helsinki flights will offer customers the shortest and fastest connection between Japan and many more European cities.

In addition to JAL’s current nonstop links between Tokyo and London, Paris and Frankfurt, customers will soon have greater 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 include 41 destinations in Europe from its Helsinki hub. JAL will seek to further expand its network through deeper cooperation with Finnair in the near future.
 
Flight schedule of new Tokyo = Helsinki Service, commencing February 25, 2013.


Flight Number

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

Days of Operation

JL413

Narita – Helsinki

11:45

15:05

787-8
Business
Economy

Mo, Tu, Th, Sa from February 25, 2013
Daily service planned for first half of FY2013.

JL414

Helsinki – Narita

17:25

10:15 + 1



  • The above schedule is subject to government approval.
  • The above timings may change after March 30, 2013 following the standard industry switch from winter to summer schedules.
  • The increase in frequency to a daily service is subject to the delivery schedule of the 787-8.


 

Finnair’s Europe Network from Helsinki to 41 destinations * based on Finnair’s March 2013 schedule as of October 2012.

Following are examples of shortened travel time to destinations in Europe via Helsinki (in comparison to the shortest connection time via other cities and based on the winter schedule of fiscal year 2012.)

[Outbound Japan]


Destination

Route / Transit point

Dep. Time
from NRT

Arr. Time
at destination

Total travel time
iIncludes connection timej

Reduction in travel time

Stockholm

via Narita-Helsinki

11F45

16F15

12hr 30min

3hr 30min.

via Narita-Frankfurt

12F25

21F55

16hr 00min

Budapest

via Narita-Helsinki

11F45

18F30

14hr 45min

3hr 50min

via Narita-Frankfurt

12F25

23F00

18hr 35min

Geneva

via Narita-Helsinki

11F45

18F15

14hr 30min

1 hr 40min

via Narita-London

11F45

19F55

16hr 10min

Berlin

via Narita-Helsinki

11F45

18F00

14hr 15min

2 hr 15min

via Narita-Frankfurt

12F25

20F55

16hr 30min

Dusseldorf

via Narita-Helsinki

11F45

17F55

14hr 10min

2 hr 25min

via Narita-Paris

11F05

19F40

16hr 35min

 
 [Outbound Europe]


Origin City

Route / Transit point

Dep. Time from origin

Arr. Time
at Narita

Total travel time
iIncludes connection timej

Reduction in travel time

Stockholm

Helsinki-Narita

13F00

10F15+1

13hr 15min

1 hr 50min

Frankfurt-Narita

16F50

15F55+1

15 hr 05 min

Oslo

Helsinki-Narita

13F15

10F15+1

13 hr 00 min

3 hr 45 min

London-Narita

15F15

16F00+1

16 hr 45 min

Budapest

Helsinki-Narita

11F35

10F15+1

14 hr 40 min

3 hr 05 min

Frankfurt-Narita

14F10

15F55+1

17 hr 45 min

Brussels

Helsinki-Narita

11F40

10F15+1

14 hr 35 min

1 hr 45 min

London-Narita

15F40

16F00+1

16 hr 20 min

Warsaw

Helsinki-Narita

13F05

10F15+1

13 hr 10 min

4 hr 30 min

Frankfurt-Narita

14F15

15F55+1

17 hr 40 min



  • All timings shown in the above two tables are local.
  • The above information is correct at the time of distribution of this release. It is subjected to change without prior notice.

 
JAL Economy Special Helsinki Fare
To commemorate its new route, JAL is launching a campaign fare of JPY92,000 to the five Finnish cities of Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Kittila, Oulu and an Estonian city of Tallinn. Tickets will be on sale between October 12 and October 31, 2012, for departures from the commencement of the service on February 25 to March 30, 2013.
 

  • Reservations must be completed by October 28, 2012.
  • Add JPY 10,000 (round-trip) for itineraries originating from other Japanese cities besides Tokyo
  • Applicable only to flights JL413 and JL414 and connections to and from these flights.
  • Subject to seat availability
  • Insurance and taxes are not included

 
Customers may also use existing fares, including recently announced joint fares with British Airways, to purchase tickets on JAL’s new nonstop flight to Helsinki. Customers may also add up to JPY 80,000 to the fares listed in the table below for connections to other European cities.


Class of Travel

Fare Name

Fare Range

Business Class

JAL/BA Business Class Normal Fare

JPY 1,152,000 – JPY 1,212,000

Business Saver

JPY 842,000 – JPY 1,042,000

JAL/BA Business Saver 14

JPY 562,000 – JPY 762,000

JAL/BA Business Saver 21 – Weekend Stay

JPY 380,000 – JPY 580,000

Economy Class

JAL/BA Economy Class Normal Fare

JPY 802,000 – JPY 862,000

JAL Economy Saver Flex

JPY 452,000 – JPY 492,000

JAL/BA Economy Saver

JPY 402,000 – JPY 442,000

JAL/BA Dynamic Saver 7 Type – A to F

JPY 91,000 – JPY 273,000



  • The fares shown above include fuel surcharges of JPY42,000 per round-trip, applicable for tickets purchased between October 1, 2012 and November 30,2012.
Source = JAL
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