Japan Airlines Resumes Nonstop Flights to Tokyo from San Diego International Airport
Written by Skip on March 14, 2021
From: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
On March 3, Japan Airlines (JL) resumed nonstop flights between Tokyo, Japan via Narita International Airport (NRT) and San Diego International Airport (SAN). American Airlines (AA) will codeshare on this service resumption. The service will initially operate three times a week with the following schedule:
“The resumption of service to Tokyo is an important step in our recovery process,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority president and CEO. “With many economic and defense ties between our two cities, this route will foster continued business interactions. We welcome Japan Airlines back to San Diego International Airport.”
The resumption comes after Japan Airlines suspended service in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-COVID-19, the airline offered daily nonstop flights which were immensely popular.
SAN has achieved Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation for its “Let’s Go Safely” program which prioritizes the health and safety of passengers, employees, and the community through several modifications and improvements at the airport. Health and safety modifications that have been implemented throughout the terminals, Rental Car Center, Parking Plaza, and Airport Authority administration building includes increased cleaning of high touchpoints, electrostatic spraying, signage on preventive health measures, floor decals and seat separation signage to queue six-foot social distance, hand sanitizer stations, Plexiglas sneeze guards in certain public spaces, and face masks are required on all airport property.