British Airways customers are going to take in Osaka next summer time because the air travel is launching direct flights to Japan’s second largest city. The 4-per-week service will take off from March 31, 2019 with flights departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai Worldwide Airport terminal. Shanghai to Sapporo flight The brand new route takes the amount of daily flights between London and Japan offered included in British Airways’ joint business with Japan Airlines as much as 32 each week.Japanese tourism is placed to develop from 24 million annual tourists in 2016 to 40 million in 2020.
Osaka was lately named because the third-most liveable city on the planet- and is regarded as the meals capital of Japan.Japan Airlines may also provide a code share around the cool product, further strengthening the joint business and providing customers more possibilities to earn and redeem Avios loyalty points over the network. Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, stated: “Our partners Japan Airlines and Finnair have shown that Osaka is really a hugely popular route with leisure and business vacationers alike, therefore we are excited to produce direct flights from London, giving customers another gateway.
Japan is really a highly searched for-after place to go for British vacationers and most of the country’s key attractions are within easy achieve of Osaka. This latest route may also open more possibilities for businesses to understand more about and make business in the area so we’re expecting this latest plan to be received by our customers.”
Hideki Oshima, Japan Airlines’ Executive Officer Worldwide Relations and Alliances, stated “We are very excited using the announcement of British Airways’ new route. It doesn't only provide more choices and greater convenience for the passengers traveling between Japan and Europe, but it's also very good news for that Kansai region. We expect to serving our mutual customers through our codeshare service and adding towards the regional economy in Osaka.”