Lindbergh Field will soon have Nonstop Flights to Japan

Japan Airlines or JAL made the announcement of direct flights between Japan and San Diego. The flights are possible because of the introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The first flight is supposed to take place this December and then progress into multiple flights a week in the early months of 2013.San Diego International Airport

Flights between the two destinations were previously not a possibility due to a combination of factors including headwinds and the size of Lindbergh Field airport runway. These limiting factors have been overcome by the new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which features a new generation of wide-body aircraft that seats 186. The new generation of aircraft allows for improved fuel economy and further flight range capabilities. However, due to headwinds travel time will not be the between the two destinations. San Diego to Japan will the long of the flights taking around 12 hours were the flight from Japan to San Diego will be only 10 hours.

787 Airplane

This new development is exciting for both the business and tourism industries. According to the San Diego UT article which first reported this development the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau reports Japan has been San Diego’s 3rd largest overseas market. Attracting around 74,000 visitors annually. Japan has always been a big player in both the business and tourism realm and with direct travel being a possibility it will be fascinating to see the effects on travel relations between San Diego and Japan. Airfare for the internal flight has not been announced by the airlines yet. For more information about the flight you can visit the Japan Airlines Press Release discussing the announcement in more detail.

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    One Response to “Lindbergh Field will soon have Nonstop Flights to Japan”

    1. RSF Rider February 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      I hope this brings down the cost of flying to Japan. I have always wanted to go but every time I would look at airfare I would nearly pass out. Thanks for the post!

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