Could Japan Airlines be starting Tokyo-Dallas service?

It looks like Japan Airlines (JAL) could be considering starting a Tokyo to Dallas route, according to Nikkei, a Japanese website.

While the website itself is solely in Japanese, I plugged it into Google translator to see the content in English (this is translated directly from Google, so of course you can see many errors, but should get the gist of the article):

Japan Airlines of Yoshiharu Ueki president made it clear that you are considering the route opened to the Texas Dallas. Toyota has a business demand is I can be expected, such as the transfer of North American headquarters in 2017 beginning in Dallas suburbs. Is All Nippon Airways in June this year Narita – Japanese airlines such as opening a Houston lines are in a hurry to focus on Texas.

Nikko Los Angeles – was opened recently the Airport Line Kansai. Ueki president towards the future of US route …

American currently runs 2 non-stops a day on this route, operating a 777 aircraft. As the article points out, All Nippon also operates the same route. Japan Airlines adding their routing would make the oneworld alliance the clear non-stop choice to the Japanese capital city.

I suspect…

  • JAL will operate the route with a 777 aircraft with Business and Economy seating.
  • The route will operate once daily, to compliment, not compete with American’s schedule.

While this hasn’t been confirmed by JAL or DFW, I wanted to share this as speculation as to what may be in store for the future!

Update: Here is an English article, for those interested in reading a different take with proper wording.

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