JAL first to introduce Dreamliner in India

B787 service between Delhi and Tokyo starts May 1


B787 Delhi Dreamliner India JAL long-haul routes Narita Tokyo


Japan Airlines (JAL) is the first airline to introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to India. The carrier started the Boeing 787 Dreamliner service officially from today between New Delhi and Narita, Tokyo.

These new GEnx-powered aircraft will allow JAL to reduce its operating and fuel costs and strengthen JAL’s presence in India. As a start, JAL will start the 787 Dreamliner service on four of the five weekly flights between New Delhi and Narita, Tokyo.

Yasushi Isomura, Country Manager, Japan Airlines, said that with the launch of the Dreamliner India became the second country in JAL’s operations to get this special craft. “JAL is making best use of the aircraft’s long-range capability, appropriate capacity, and its economic performance.” 

By deploying the 787 Dreamliner on long-haul routes to markets that can garner substantial travel demand such as Delhi, JAL is making best use of the aircraft’s long-range capability, appropriate capacity, and its economic performance to serve medium-size markets with substantial business demand. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has the appropriate capacity for the Indian market, according to JAL.