Tourism Chief Expects Miami-Tokyo On Japan Airlines Soon

Miami’s first ever nonstop passenger flight to Asia (excluding the Middle East) could be announced soon, and it will likely be Japan Airlines to Tokyo.

At the annual meeting of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau yesterday, CEO Bill Talbert told attendees that he expects a JAL flight to Tokyo to be the first Asian service announced, although efforts have also been ongoing for service to China, according to the Herald.

Landing a flight to Asia has become a priority for local business and tourism leaders, as well as officials at Dade’s Aviation Department.

Miami’s tourism business has been so strong that the county saw record tourist numbers again last year, despite the Zika scare, Talbert reported yesterday.


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