‘First Time In History’ Passenger Flight From Japan Lands In Miami

A Japan Airlines charter flight landed at Miami International Airport last week. The airport says it is the first time in Miami’s history that this has happened.

The March 17 flight landed at MIA just before 3 a.m. on March 17, and pulled into Concourse J.

Over 100 passengers, including players and staff from the eventual World Baseball Classic 2023 champion Japan national baseball team and Major League Baseball employees were onboard.

A 787-9 operated the flight.

Flightradar24 records show that the flight took a total of 13 hours and 2 minutes from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Miami.

The plane returned to Haneda on March 18, taking 14 hours and 55 minutes.

The same plane once again returned from Haneda to Miami on March 20 (flying time: 12 hours, 46 minutes), and is departing this afternoon back to Tokyo.

In a statement, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said that there are no imminent plans for direct Asia flights to MIA. However, the team at MIA is continuing to explore the possibility of nonstop service from Japan and other Asian markets to Miami.

 

(photos: Miami International Airport)

 

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Melo is sigma and Chad
2 months ago

It has been tested, now lets get a airline to schedule a twice weekly flight to Miami to Tokyo

Anonymous
2 months ago

This needs to happen. Open up Japan to MIA!

Anon
2 months ago

Limited payload. That’s why it worked this time/hasn’t been launched yet as a commercial flight

Anonymous
2 months ago

History in the making! I’d love to go to Tokyo. Japan is such a beautiful country with awe inspiring culture. Can’t wait for direct flights from Miami.

Anon
2 months ago

More Japan in Miami, less China

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’ll happen if China invades Formosa, assuming Joey-boy puts the same restrictions on them while his brother is wheeling and dealing with them and Russia.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Quit fanning the flame 🔥 world peace ✌️

BRUCE-C
2 months ago

Seriously!

Anonymous
2 months ago

How about direct flights to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico or Palm Springs?

Anonymous
2 months ago

For locals, it could take 15 hours to get to these popular destinations from Miami even though they are so close. Also all the people going there from the east coast could lay over in Miami and extend their vacations – boost for tourism.

anon
2 months ago

embarrassing. I thought miami was THE hub for non-stop flights to every corner of latam and the caribbean 🤦‍♂️

Anonymous
2 months ago

Newsflash, Mexico is North America

Anonymous
2 months ago

He said LATAM, not Central America or South America.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Even more embarrassing we can’t get a direct flight to the real second largest economy in the world.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Can’t believe there’s no direct flights to Palm Springs, CA. Wish we had more direct flights out of MIA.

Jox
2 months ago

It’s hardly Latam

Anon
2 months ago

If Miami wants to play with the big boys they need to open up that Asian corridor ASAP

Anonymous
2 months ago

Only 13-15 hours? I always thought the flights would be 18-19 hours. Nice.

Japaiami
2 months ago

This is more bullish than any of the new buildings. Bring on the easterners

anon
2 months ago

would be interesting if miami opened up air travel to japan, which can also broaden tourism in miami and latam with japanese tourists making layovers in miami

wanderer34
2 months ago

Nice to see JAL land at MIA! It would be nicer to see this becoming a concrete reality from Tokyo to Miami.

Anonymous
2 months ago

They should help rebuild MIA airport! We need a modern terminals for such esteemed visitors and trips,

Professional Engineer
2 months ago

Miami is not playing around.

Son of Putin
2 months ago

It’s the same flying time from MIA to DXB and DOH…

Anonymous
2 months ago

No, it’s shorter according to the article. The flying time between Doha, Dubai, and Miami is between 15 and 16 hours depending on the direction on flight.

Antennae
2 months ago

Sad
We won’t be getting Asia connection.

anon
2 months ago

we’re fine, just need to focus on expanding connections to absolutely every city in latam

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why? Latam has connecting flights as well. If we want to be an actual world-class city and Wall Street south, more connections to Western Europe and Japan are crucial, not banana and oil republics.

Woke-R-Us 🦒
2 months ago

It’s easier if they enter crossing the south border..

Woke-R-Us 🦒
2 months ago

Airplanes are a source of carbon emissions 🤨

Wannabe Trucker McCarlson
2 months ago

So are your farts. The media doesn’t want you to know this, but I’m the honest media who

Woke-R-Us 🦒
2 months ago

😂 it’s funny because it’s true! 🤓