Helsinki – the Gateway between Japan and Europe
(JAL-Japan Airlines) – Japan Airlines-JAL (Tokyo) is planning to start a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner route linking the Tokyo (Narita) hub and Helsinki in March 2013.
JAL will open its first new service between Japan and Europe in 20 years, when it begins to operate four weekly flights from March 2013, using the 787-8 Dreamliner connecting Narita and Helsinki.
Its geographical location and the extensive network of nonstop flights from its airport make Helsinki one of the most effective gateways for customers traveling between Japan and Europe. It is also the major hub airport for JAL’s oneworld alliance partner Finnair, with whom JAL plans to strengthen its relationship. Helsinki Airport’s compact and well-designed terminal allows for minimum connection time as short as 35 to 40 minutes, and offers customers smooth connections to and from 54 cities within Europe. With ample signage in English and Japanese throughout the facility (and with Japanese-speaking staff at the airport), Helsinki is one of the most ideal transit points for a stress-free, speedy connection between Japan and Europe for Japanese and non-Japanese customers alike.
Read the press release: Japan Airlines