ZIPAIR Tokyo to commence Tokyo – San Francisco service

A ZIPAIR Boeing 787 in flight.
Masakatsu Ukon, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Japan Airlines subsidiary ZIPAIR Tokyo has now announced its much anticipated decision to launch flights between Tokyo Narita and San Francisco International Airport. Flights are now set to commence on June 2 with ticket sales now open to the public.

Third Trans-Pacific service


The service to San Francisco will become the carrier`s third route across the Pacific, following Los Angeles and San José Mineta International Airport.

ZIPAIR operates the highly efficient Boeing 787-8 aircraft on its international routes and will initially offer five flights per week between Tokyo Narita and San Francisco.

The carrier’s unique business model provides seasoned and new travelers a convenient low-cost option, allowing more people to connect between the U.S. and Asia.

The city of San Francisco boasts one of the most iconic attractions in the world and is among the most culturally diverse destinations known for its exquisite art, cuisines, museums, and sporting events.

“We are truly excited to welcome ZIPAIR service between SFO and Tokyo this summer,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero.

 “With this move, travelers can enjoy ZIPAIR’s fantastic value together with SFO’s award winning, world class airport experience. We thank ZIPAIR for choosing SFO and are committed to making this new service a success.”

“We are pleased to announce the introduction of the San Francisco Tokyo Narita route, which becomes our fourth gateway in the United States.”

“Through our relationship with SFO, we are confident this service will provide a valuable link for commercial and cultural exchange for our mutual customers said ZIPAIR President Shingo Nishida.

Travel between Japan and San Francisco


Flights from Japan to the USA, including to San Francisco, are generally quite popular due to several factors.

Japan is a major economic and cultural center in Asia, and there are significant business and tourism ties between Japan and the United States.

San Francisco, in particular, is a popular destination for both Japanese tourists and business travelers, as it is home to many technology companies and has a thriving tourism industry.

In terms of flight routes, there are several major airlines that have traditionally offered direct flights from Japan to San Francisco, including Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.

These airlines typically offer frequent flights, often multiple times per day, and many of these flights are on larger aircraft like Boeing 777s or 787s, which can accommodate a significant number of passengers.

About ZIPAIR Tokyo


Established in 2018 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines, ZIPAIR features a fully customizable travel experience based on an LCC business model.

Despite being a low-cost airline, the carrier offers complimentary WiFi for all classes of travel and operates the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner configured in a 290-seat layout.

One of the very few international airlines to provide a contactless inflight experience, ZIPAIR`s self-ordering payment system is accessible to order meals and goods through a personal smartphone or tablet.

Based out of Tokyo Narita, ZIPAIR currently operates to six international destinations, including Bangkok, Seoul, Honolulu, Singapore, Los Angeles, and San José California

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