This summer, a low-cost Japanese airline will add additional U.S.-Tokyo Flights to San Francisco as part of an effort to increase its footprint in the country.
On June 2, ZIPAIR will begin operating flights between San Francisco International Airport and Narita International Airport in Tokyo. After operations to Honolulu, Los Angeles, and San José Mineta International Airport in California, the new route will make the airline’s fourth city in the United States.
“Through our relationship with SFO, we are confident this service will provide a valuable link for commercial and cultural exchange for our mutual customers.”ZIPAIR President Shingo Nishida
The new route will run between the U.S. and Japan five times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The price for one way travel will be from $91 (6 years and under) and from $372 for others.
2018 saw the founding of ZIPAIR, a division of Japan Airlines (which is known for having some of the most luxurious economy seats). The airline now offers flights to Bangkok, Seoul, Honolulu, Singapore, Los Angeles, and San José as well as six more overseas locations.
The airline flies a fleet of Boeing 787 8 Dreamliners, and it provides free Wi-Fi for all passengers as well as free carry-on luggage up to 7 kilograms (15.4 pounds) in weight. However, ZIPAIR does charge for other services, such as ordering meals via a smartphone or tablet.
Japan will remove all COVID-19-related border restrictions on May 8, removing the requirements for vaccination and testing. According to the Japan National Tourist Agency, all visitors to the nation must currently provide documentation of three COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative test result obtained within 72 hours after leaving.
On March 13, Japan likewise abolished the requirement to wear a mask.
The nation first let independent tourists back in last year, but after a series of rule revisions, it first only allowed visitors on supervised tours before reopening to them in the fall of 2022.