JL makes policy to revive Chubu-LAX after 2008 (Link in Japanese)
Google translation (you can get the gist)
On the 24th, Nishimatsu Haruka, president of the Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd., - made the policy of reviving the Nagoya (Chubu)- Los Angeles line after 2008 which was suspended from fall 2001 due the 9/11 terrorism. The next generation medium-sized airliner “787” of the American Boeing corporation which improves fuel economy substantially is supposed in the use airplane.
?As for the Los Angeles airport hub which becomes the American west coastal entryway (base). When it is superior in making connection function, it can anticipate fixed business demand from the Chubu international airport including the Toyota Motor Corporation which has the factory in North America and every place in Central and South America, Japan Airlines has judged.
?Japan Airlines operated 3 flights a week on the Los Angeles line from spring 1998 at the old Nagoya airport, but demand fell with American terrorism of September of 01, the flight was driven to suspension in the following October. Long haul routes to Europe and American were cut to just the Paris line which started in February last year with the move to Chubu international airport.
?As for 787 08 year commission schedule. The lightweight carbon fiber compound material was used for the fuselage, fuel economy approximately 20% improved in comparison with 767 of the same class. Japan Airlines has ordered 50 from Boeing, conversion from the large-sized machine such as 747 and 777 on the long distance route is advanced.
?As for president Nishimatsu “fuel cost has soared, but if 787 you take profit. Also the European 2nd route from Nagoya which follows to Paris is thought sufficiently,” you say.
Is this the first hint of a 787 route?
What could this mean for UA's contract?
Aaron747...your wish might just come true.
if someone would be willing to correct any of my mistakes or googles mistakes, thank you. I did my best to correct googles strange translations...President West Pine Far