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JAL gets its first 787 Dreamliner

Date Posted: 2012-03-30

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 and brought it to Japan.

The aircraft, tail number JA822J has been flown from Everett, near Seattle, Washington, to Narita by JAL pilots. JAL now joins All Nippon Airways as a Japanese carrier with the latest carbon fiber technology in the plane nicknamed the Dreamliner by Boeing.

JAL’s first commercial 787 flight will also be the first ever nonstop flight to connect Boston with Asia. JAL will use the Dreamliner to launch the new service between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Boston on April 22nd.

JAL will also use the state-of-the-art aircraft to start an additional nonstop service between a U.S. city and Asia with the launch of direct flights between Narita and San Diego. The 787 is scheduled to be deployed on routes between Tokyo and Beijing, Moscow, New Delhi and Singapore as soon as enough aircraft are delivered and all necessary preparations are completed.

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