Japan Airlines Begins Selling Bengaluru Flight Tickets

The Japan Airlines (JAL) flights announced way back at the beginning of the year from Tokyo to Bengaluru, India, have finally gone on sale. The flights, for Tokyo’s Olympics next year, will be running during the 2020 summer months.

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The route will be operated daily by a single Boeing 787-8. Photo: Japan Airlines

What are the details?

As laid out by Live From A Lounge, JAL has put on sale the new route from Tokyo Narita to Bengaluru. This route, approx 9 hours and 20 minutes, will take passengers over China and the Himalayas to arrive in the Indian city. This will be the first direct flight from Tokyo to this city.

Tokyo
The route. Photo: JAL

“Bengaluru is located in the Deccan Plateau in the southern part of India and has the third largest population in the country, after Delhi and Mumbai. Compared to other cities in India, the climate is calm and cool as the city is conveniently located on a plateau. The IT industry is thriving in Bengaluru and is known as the Silicon Valley of India, where global corporations focusing in telecommunications, biotechnology, and automobiles are strategically based in this unique city.” – JAL Statement.

JAL has published the following schedule times, the first for March and October:

Flight number Aircraft Dep. Time Arr. Time
JL753 787-8

(SS8)

Tokyo (Narita)

18:10

Bengaluru

00:30 (next day)

JL754 787-8

(SS8)

Bengaluru

02:45

Tokyo (Narita)

14:15

But then from June to September, it will have the following daily frequency:

Flight number Aircraft Dep. Time Arr. Time
JL753 787-8

(SS8)

Tokyo (Narita)

18:25

Bengaluru

00:15 (next day)

JL754 787-8

(SS8)

Bengaluru

02:45

Tokyo (Narita)

14:55

The route will be operated by a Boeing 787-8.

What will passengers experience when onboard?

JAL actually has an impressive layout for the 787-8 that puts other airlines operating the type to shame. 

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JAL seat map. Notice how the business seats each have aisle access. Photo: JAL

The economy cabin will be in a 2-4-2 configuration, which is actually more passenger-friendly, allowing families to be seated together and couples to have a little bit of privacy. Plus thanks to seat thinning, the pitch has actually increased to 34 inches compared to the rest of the mainline JAL fleet.

Business-class is in a 2-2-2 configuration, but thanks to the way they have set up the suites they actually all have aisle access. The suites are completely private with lie flat seats and have sliding doors to give those who want to relax the ability to shut away from the world for the journey. And if its anything like the rest of JAL, sushi on demand to your seat.

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Japan Airlines’ first class onboard their Dreamliner aircraft. Notice the expanded room and privacy. Source: Japan Airlines

Fares start from ¥66,000 ($605 USD) and ¥492,000 ($4,500 USD) and proceed from there. 

“And, through the expansion of JAL`s international network, the carrier looks to contribute to the further development and economic growth in both countries.” – JAL Statement in the press release.

What do you think of this new route? Will you be taking it? Let us know in the comments.

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