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Oneworld - Latest News

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: 24 July, 2008  (Company News)
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Domestic to international connections speeded up at Tokyo Narita: Minimum connection times between Japan Airlines' domestic flights and international departures by all oneworld« partners operating alongside it at its Tokyo Narita Terminal 2 hub are being have been reduced by 25 per cent - from 80 to 60 minutes.

The change has been made possible through the opening of an exclusive passport control area and security checkpoint for passengers connecting from domestic to international flights at the terminal, enabling them to proceed straight from the domestic arrival lobby to the international departure concourse.

Currently, JAL connects Tokyo Narita with four domestic points - Sapporo, Nagoya Chubu, Osaka Itami and Fukuoka. Flying alongside it from Terminal 2 are oneworld partners American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair and Qantas.

Tumbes becomes oneworld's 13th destination in Peru: A 13th destination in Peru has joined the oneworld network with affiliate LAN Peru launching flights to Tumbes from its Lima hub. With the three-letter IATA code TBP, Tumbes is in the far north of Peru, close to its border with Ecuador. The airline is flying there now with an initial three Airbus A319s a week, rising to daily from August. oneworld is the only global airline alliance with any members in South America, with Chile's LAN, and LAN Argentina and LAN Ecuador, besides LAN Peru.

LAN to launch first Canadian connection: LAN is to open service to Canada, with an initial five Boeing 767s a week between Toronto and its Santiago hub, via New York JFK, from 3 September. The airline also has traffic rights between the US and Canadian gateways. At Toronto, it will operate from Pearson International Airport's Terminal 3.

RJ opens Ukraine connections: Royal Jordanian is to be the fourth oneworld carrier to serve Kiev with the launch of non-stops to the Ukrainian capital from its Amman hub from 17 August with an initial three Embraer 195s a week. It takes its network to 56 destinations.

Dragonair roars into Bangalore: Affiliate Dragonair yesterday launched daily Airbus A330 flights between its Hong Kong hub and Bengaluru (Bangalore) - its first route to India. The city is already on the oneworld network through services by British Airways.

Finnair to fly to Hong Kong daily: Finnair is to fly between its Helsinki hub and the Hong Kong home of oneworld partner Cathay Pacific daily in the coming winter season, starting 25 October, up from four a week last year. Timings on a number of its key Asian routes will also be changed to provide better connections with its European network.

JAL to offer Premium Economy on more European routes: Japan Airlines is to offer its JAL Premium Economy cabin on four more Europe routes - between its Tokyo Narita hub and both Amsterdam and Moscow and on Osaka-London Heathrow and Nagoya-Paris CDG progressively from October.
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