JAL Launches 70th Anniversary Charter Tour Following Original International Route

JAL commemorative charter flight

Japan Airlines (JAL) and JALPAK have extended the lottery sales period for tours aboard the ‘JAL 70th Anniversary Commemorative Charter Flight’ retracing the airline’s original international route to Honolulu and San Francisco. The first recruitment phase has been extended until November 30th.

The charter flight is scheduled to depart Tokyo/Narita at 5:25 PM on January 27th, 2024, pass over Wake Island, and arrive in Honolulu at 6:45 AM. The flight will then leave Honolulu at 10:05 AM and arrive in San Francisco at 5:05 PM. A pre-departure ceremony will be held, and aboard the flight, a special menu inspired by the original international flight menu will be offered, along with flight certificates and gifts.

Both tours offer an exclusive look at the Narita Airport Operations Center. In Honolulu, a dinner cruise party featuring local celebrity Sasha and in San Francisco a dinner social with JAL staff will take place. For the return journey, regular flights to Tokyo/Haneda and Tokyo/Narita will be used.

The Honolulu tour offers 5-day and 6-day options, starting at 390,000 yen per person based on double occupancy. Special prices are available for optional tours. The San Francisco tour is a 4-day trip starting at 520,000 yen per person based on double occupancy. Business class seats are available for the Honolulu to San Francisco leg. Prices include fuel surcharges.

The recruitment period for the first phase is from November 16th to 30th, and for the second phase from 2 PM on December 8th to the 12th, with phone applications accepted until 5 PM.

JAL inaugurated the Tokyo/Haneda-Wake Island-Honolulu-San Francisco route on February 2nd, 1954, marking the 70th anniversary of the start of international services.

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