A delayed Tokyo–Helsinki service is now poised to operate from July 1 as Japan Airlines (JAL) adjusts its schedule for B787s.As B787 Dreamliners return to service – following approval for Boeing's fixes to their lithium-ion batteries – Japan Airlines is set to start a Tokyo–Helsinki service originally due to fly from February.
The daily B787 direct flight will leave Tokyo Narita at 10.30am, arriving in Helsinki at 2.55pm. On its return from Europe, the service will take off at 5.25pm and touch down at 9.05am. Services from Tokyo to Boston and San Diego will also run daily from June 1, after being scaled back to four and three weekly flights, respectively. In a switch between planes to match traffic, services from Japan to Bangkok and Honolulu will swap to B777-200ERs from B767s to cater for "robust passenger demand", said JAL.
A flight from Kansai to Shanghai Pudong will also swap from a B737-800 to a B767-300ER. But JAL will scale back its Narita–Beijing service, down from 14 to 7 weekly flights, between June 1 and July 5. Japan Airlines expects B787s to return to its operations on or after June 1.Source: routesnews, Piers Evans
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