Japan Airlines to launch new nonstop daily service Between Tokyo and Doha

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced its plan to introduce a brand-new nonstop daily service between Tokyo (Haneda) and Doha, Qatar, commencing in the Summer of 2024.

This strategic move marks a significant milestone as it will become the first direct flight to the Middle East operated by a Japanese airline.

The new flight service is to be operated by Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.

Connectivity to Africa and South America

In addition to providing a direct link to the vibrant city of Doha, JAL aims to enhance the travel experience for its customers by facilitating seamless connectivity to Africa and South America.

The airline has entered into a partnership with Qatar Airways, a oneworld® member, to enable travelers to access an extensive network of destinations beyond Doha. This collaboration will open up a plethora of possibilities for tourism and travel.

Discovering Doha

Doha, the captivating capital of Qatar, is a city that harmoniously combines tradition and modernity. With a strong commitment to preserving its rich cultural heritage, Doha offers an array of modern facilities and hotels that cater to the needs of both immigrants and travelers.

The city serves as a melting pot of cultures and cuisines from around the world, making it a delightful experience for food enthusiasts.

Culture and entertainment

Travelers flying to Doha will be treated to a diverse range of activities and attractions. For those seeking to delve into Qatar’s history and heritage, the city boasts museums housing historical treasures that provide insights into its fascinating past.

Additionally, visitors can embark on thrilling desert tours, exploring the stunning landscapes and the Bedouin way of life.

Sports enthusiasts will find plenty to cheer about in Doha, with the city hosting exciting events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix and top-notch soccer matches. The energy and passion exuded during these events create an electrifying atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on spectators.

Japan Airlines & Qatar partnership

While specific flight schedules are yet to be announced, Japan Airlines (JAL) will provide updates as soon as they are confirmed. It should be noted that flight schedules are subject to government approval and may be subject to changes in the future.

Travelers interested in this landmark flight to Doha should keep a close eye on JAL’s announcements regarding reservations and ticket sales. The airline is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and enjoyable booking process for its valued customers.

To optimize the travel experience further, the Tokyo-Doha flight operated by Qatar Airways will continue to be a codeshare flight.

The codeshare operation allows passengers to leverage the benefits and privileges of both airlines, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey.

About Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951. As a member of the oneworld® Alliance, it owns 224 aircraft as of March 2023 and, along with its partner airlines, offers a network serving 376 airports in 64 countries worldwide.

Recognized as a 5-Star Airline by Skytrax and awarded “World Class” Airline by APEX, a North America-based non-profit organization, JAL is one of the world’s most punctual airlines.

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