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Japan Airlines Melbourne-Tokyo service underway

Japan Airlines touched down in Melbourne over the weekend, with Aerocare proudly providing ground handling services for the new daily Melbourne to Tokyo (Narita) service.

Aerocare CEO Glenn Rutherford said: “Aerocare is pleased to be partnering with one of the world’s most respected airlines, and our focus is on supporting JAL in the delivery of an impeccable travel experience.”

The new Boeing 787-8 service departs Tokyo (Narita) arriving in Melbourne just before 2200, and the reciprocal flight takes off from Tullamarine a little after midnight and lands at Tokyo in the morning.

The 787-8 features 161 seats, comprising 38 business class seats with direct aisle access for every passenger, 35 premium economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration and 88 economy seats in a passenger pleasing eight across 2-4-2 layout.

JAL has been operating services to Australia since 1969, and the Australia-Japan market has seen healthy growth in recent years.

Aerocare is the largest ground handler within the Australian and New Zealand region, with more than 3,000 team members currently servicing 3,200 flights per week and 41,200 passengers per day.

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