Japan Airlines’ Budget Carrier Opens Los Angeles-Tokyo Route

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
November 12, 2021 Updated: November 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES—Japan Airlines’ budget carrier Zip Air announced Nov. 12 it will introduce a first-of-its-kind service connecting Los Angeles and Tokyo.

This is the first low-cost airline to fly a pan-Pacific route between Asia and North America.

The service will begin Dec. 25 and will fly nonstop between Tokyo Narita and Los Angeles International Airport three times a week, according to Zip Air.

“We are thrilled to have Zip Air offer its service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will further strengthen the cultural and economic ties between our cities,” said Becca Doten, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles World Airports. “There is a growing demand for nonstop flights between LAX and Narita International Airport, and we are pleased that Zip Air shares our desire to provide additional options for our guests who want to experience the food, culture, art, and history of Japan and the surrounding region.”