JAL will launch daily Haneda-Doha service on March 31 2024 as the first direct flights to Middle East city by a Japanese airline
JAL has decided to begin serving daily flights between Haneda and Doha, Qatar on March 31 2024. JAL will become the first Japanese airline serving direct flights to a Middle East city.
JAL Group ZIP AIR will launch Narita-Vancouver services on March 13 2024 as its fourth North America route
ZIP AIR, a JAL Group hybrid airline, will begin serving three flights a week between Narita and Vancouver on March 13 2024. One-way airfares are from 101,325 JPY for ZIP Full-Flat Value.
Tokyo Metro tests a new multi-language service transcribing voice station announcement on a smartphone without an app
Tokyo Metro and YAMAHA will begin testing a new multi-language service ‘Visualized Announcement’ transcribing voice announcements in a station on a smartphone.
A new medical tourism is launched in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture Japan, in cooperation between accommodations and a local clinic
A medical tourism by collaboration by a ski resort, accommodations and a local clinic was launched in Hakuba Iwatake area in Nagano Prefecture for travelers who are concerned about their own healths.
Air Japan, a new ANA group brand, has decided to start a ‘hybrid’ airline business with launch of six flights a week between Narita and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) on February 9 2024.
JAL will launch Haneda-Doha flights in the summer of 2024 as Japanese airline’s first direct service to Middle East
JAL will launch daily flights between Haneda and Doha with Boeing 787-9 in the summer of 2024, expecting to carry transit passengers from Doha to major cities in partnership with Qatar Airways, an oneworld member.
A new service to deliver baggage from a hotel in Japan to an airport in a foreign country is launched for inbound travelers
Combination of the Airporter’s baggage delivery system with an airline’s online check-in system allows a traveler to deliver baggage from a hotel and to pick it up at an arrival airport in a foreign country.
NS Solutions, a Japanese digital solution provider, starts selling a DX support solution for travel companies to make seamless management possible
NS Solutions (NSSOL), a Japanese digital solution provider, has started selling ‘TRIPHOO,’ a DX support solution for travel companies to helps them manage a series of operations for tour planning and selling on a system.
ANA will begin offering pre-ordered ‘Quick & Light Meal’ and ‘No Thank you Option’ on its international flights to reduce food losses.
ANA unveils products and services of its new international brand ‘Air Japan’ with a business model in between FSC and LCC
ANA unveiled seats, in-flight services, cabin attendant uniforms and boarding music of its new international brand ‘Air Japan,’ which is scheduled to take off to Southeast Asia from Narita International Airport in February 2024.
EL AL Israel Airlines will start serving two non-stop flights a week between Tel Aviv and Narita on March 1 2023, three years later than the original plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virgin Australia will launch its first Japan service from Cairns in June 2023, expanding code-shares with ANA
Virgin Australia announced launch of its first Japan service between Cairns and Haneda with the Boeing 737-8 on June 28 2023, expanding code-share flights with ANA. They expect that Japanese passengers may be 60 to 70% of the total on average through a year.
JTB, the Japanese leading travel company, has started selling ‘Chartered Shinkansen Package’ for a group, expecting that Shinkansen can be an unique venue for an original event.
Air Asia Thailand will launch three flights a week between Bangkok (Don Mueang) and Fukuoka as its first service to Japan on October 12 2022, increasing the frequency to four flights a week on October 30 2022.
Delta Air Lines will launch Haneda-Honolulu services in December and resume Haneda-Los Angeles services in October
Delta Air Lines will start serving daily flights between Haneda and Honolulu on December 2 2022 and resume three Haneda-Los Angeles flights a week on October 31 2022 and will increase the frequency to daily flights on December 1 2022.
Japanese railway JR East starts offering designated ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ with no additional fare on all lines
JR East will begin offering the 8th Shinkansen car on all Tohoku, Hokuriku and Jyoetsu lines as ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ exclusively for business travelers to establish a seamless work space network.
JTB launches a new business to support companies or schools for workplace COVID-19 vaccination, serving selection of a venue, dispatch of doctors or nurses, schedule management and layout arrangement in a venue.
Telecom Square offers a new free service on its app to issue location certificate for 14 days after entering Japan
Telecom Square has released a new free service to issue location certificate on its AR navigation app to meet requirement for travelers entering into Japan to save location information on selected map app for 14 days.
HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island in Okinawa stops serving a bottled water in a room, desalinating seawater for self-sufficiency
HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island in Okinawa stops serving a bottled water in a room for an environmental reason, desalinating seawater for self-sufficiency of drinking water.
Japanese start-up Carstay launches ‘Mobile Office’ project to rent a travel trailer as a remote-working space
Carstay, a Japanese start-up offering sharing services of travel trailers, has launched ‘Mobile Office’ project to rent a travel trailer as a remote-working space, expecting to meet new needs amid the pandemic.