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Japan Airlines Meets With MIA About Potential Tokyo Flight

Miami International Airport and JAL continue to discuss the possibility of a nonstop Miami-Tokyo flight:

MIA ASIA TASK FORCE MEETS WITH JAPAN AIRLINES

More than 100 local business officials make case for nonstop Tokyo-Miami flights

(MIAMI, May 22, 2017) – On May 17, Miami International Airport officials advanced their efforts to establish nonstop passenger service from Asia by hosting the first meeting of its MIA Asia Task Force with an Asian airline – Japan Airlines (JAL). More than 100 representatives from Miami’s business community gathered in downtown Miami for the half-day event, which featured presentations and travel survey responses from Task Force members that demonstrate the high demand for nonstop flights between Tokyo and Miami. The gathering concluded with a meet-and-greet session with JAL senior leadership.

The Miami-Dade Aviation Department formed the Task Force in 2016 to demonstrate the strong and diverse business and cultural ties Miami shares with Asia. With more than 415,000 passengers traveling between Asia and Miami annually via connecting flights, Miami is the busiest U.S. market for leisure and business travel to Asia that does not have nonstop passenger flights.

Travel surveys gathered from more than 100 Task Force members and community groups last year showed the following: a majority of respondents conduct business activity in Asia and travel to Asia regularly; and most of the respondents would use any nonstop service to Asia, regardless of the frequent flyer program.

“I appreciate Japan Airlines for taking the time to meet with our local business leaders and hear their interest in a Miami-Tokyo route,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “We’ve been expanding MIA’s route network beyond our stronghold of the Americas into new markets throughout Europe and the Middle East, and next generation aircraft is now making it possible for that expansion to continue into Asia.”

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Anonymous
Anonymous

I would take one of those flights.. Tokyo is one of the great cities Miami is trying to become.

Edin
Edin

I really like your enthusiasm, but to compare Miami to Tokyo is totally unrealistic. You can compare New York to Tokyo,but surely not Miami.
First of all,population of Miami is right under one million people,on the other side, Tokyo population largely surpass the entire population of state of Florida.
Secondly, Tokyo mass transportation is one of the largest and best organizaid in entire world,here in Miami we just thinking about it.
Downtown of Tokyo is home of the
hundreds of worlds largest coorporations and financial institutions, here in Miami we have Burger King.List can go on and on.
Biggest difference between Miami and Tokyo is people they live in these cities.(specially people in charge).Here in Miami we thinking and acting very slow and and very small.We are still recovering after last hurricane, 10 years ago,In Japan after last earthquake and cunamy,everything is already in order and working.
In Miami it takes 10 to 15 years to build a signature BRIDGE or a new MUSEUM,on the other side Tokyo is filled with signature buildings and tourists attractions.
I love my Miami and wish Miami is already WORLD CLASS CITY,but
it’s going to take a significant amount of time and work to accomplish it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

…and don’t forget, Tokyo is hundreds of years older than Miami.

Julian S
Julian S

Miami is well on its way . Maybe not today . But if you look at Miami today and 20 years ago . You can see the transformation .

Anonymous
Anonymous

One world partner JAL is better

Pat
Pat

MIA is a terrific choice for JAL for the cargo business as the icing on the cake. The import/export and global businesses are the bread and butter, and there will be plenty of tourists to fill the back of the plane.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If they don’t do something quick about an Asia Miami connection, FLL is going to get it

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why would FLL get it over MIA? If Asian airlines are not rushing to MIA what makes you think FLL would have some advantage?

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s got a shorter runway, clear that’s a reason to go there.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes because I’m sure JAL a would love to hold out on the massive LatAm feed AA would provide for them at MIA, what an ignorant comment

Anonymous
Anonymous

Zero understanding of the aviation industry-EK chose FLL because of JetBlue, a dumb decision given the third world hell home that is FLL

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