Japan Airlines

About Japan Airlines

Founded in 1951, Japan Airlines (JAL) became the first international airline in Japan. A oneworld® member, JAL operates a modern fleet of 230 aircraft; and together with its codeshare partners offer services to 349 airports in 54 countries and regions worldwide.

From the UK, JAL operates two daily flights between London and Tokyo Haneda, and code-shares on British Airways’ double daily flights to Tokyo. JAL also offers an extensive domestic network covering 60 destinations within Japan. Recognised as one of the most punctual major international airlines in the world, and certified as a 5-Star Skytrax airline, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service.

Why travel with Japan Airlines 

With two direct daily flights from London Heathrow (T3) to Tokyo Haneda, JAL now offers a greater choice when flying to Japan. Avoid the morning rush with the JL042, departing the UK at 9:40am. The flight arrives into Haneda early morning the next day: ideal for those who want to maximise their stay in Japan, or those who have onward connections. Upon arrival, Business Class passengers on this flight will be given a complimentary short stay at FIRST CABIN Haneda Terminal 1. This new style of hotel has comfortable private cabins in which you can rest; plus showers, changing rooms and a lounge in which to freshen up.

JAL’s UK evening flight (JL044) departing at 7:15pm is perfect for those who need more time in the office or at home before their business trip to Japan, or those connecting from other parts of the UK.

At the airport, a dedicated check-in counter, complimentary lounge access and priority boarding are provided to Business Class passengers.

Onboard, you can: 

  • Relax in a private space with a fully-flat bed with innovative airweave bedding,
  • Remain undisturbed throughout the whole journey as all seats come with unobstructed aisle access,
  • Enjoy a choice of Japanese or Western cuisine using only the freshest ingredients, carefully prepared by a culinary dream team, including Michelin-starred chefs - or order from JAL’s ‘Anytime You Wish’ à-la-carte menu at any time during the flight,
  • Enjoy a wide array of inflight entertainment including films, programmes and music, available on a 23-inch personal TV screen – the largest in its class,
  • Keep in touch with family, friends or the office with JAL’s inflight Wi-Fi.

Japan Airlines - the airline on the dot.

JAL has been awarded  FlightStats “2018 Best On-Time Asia-Pacific Airline” for the 7th consecutive year; and FlightGlobal “Most Consistent Winner”, an award given to the airline with the best on-time domestic and international flight performance over the past five years.


Whether you rest or work on board, if you choose the JL042 flight, a special treat awaits you upon arrival into Haneda Airport.

Passengers flying in on the JL042 in Business or Premium Economy Class will be given a complimentary short stay at FIRST CABIN Haneda Terminal 1 upon arrival.  Located in the domestic terminal, this new-style of hotel has comfortable private cabins in which you can rest, plus showers, changing rooms and a lounge in which to freshen up.

Simply present your boarding pass at the FIRST CABIN Haneda Terminal 1 Reception Desk on the day of arrival, where you will be offered a complimentary short stay (maximum 3 hours, latest check-in 10am) in one of the FIRST CABINS’ luxurious First Class Cabins.

FIRST CABIN Haneda Terminal 1 is located within Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 1. From the International Terminal, please use the free hotel shuttle bus from Bus Stand 0 on the ground floor. The free shuttle bus departs every 4 minutes and takes approx. 5 minutes to reach the hotel.

Fly with JAL, awarded FlightStats 2018 Best On-Time Asia-Pacific Airline for the 7th consecutive year running.

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